Role of diagnostic laparoscopy in penetrating anterior abdom

A man aged 38 years who underwent assault, presented with a stab wound to the anterior abdomen, LLQ. He was haemodynamically stable, no peritoneal signs on abdominal examination, FAST and local wound explorations were inconclusive. CT scan of the abdomen/pelvis did not show any obvious evidence of small bowel injury. Owing to the proximity of the small bowel to the abdominal wall, the patient was admitted and monitored for delayed diagnosis and injury in our level I trauma centre...