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Letters Laparoscopy complications

Apply safety rule of thumb

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 08 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d799
  1. Rajesh Varma, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist1
  1. 1Guy’s and St Thomas’s Foundation Trust, London, UK
  1. drrvarma{at}

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) team’s article was extremely helpful in listing symptoms and signs that should alert health professionals to a possible laparoscopic related complication.1 Patients should also be educated on these postoperative symptoms, with this information documented at perioperative consent and contained in patient information leaflets.

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