Appendectomy in the pediatric population—a German nationwide cohort analysis

@article{Gosemann2016AppendectomyIT,
  title={Appendectomy in the pediatric population—a German nationwide cohort analysis},
  author={Jan-Hendrik Gosemann and A. Lange and J. Zeidler and J. Blaser and C. Dingemann and B. Ure and M. Lacher},
  journal={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={401},
  pages={651-659}
}
  • Jan-Hendrik Gosemann, A. Lange, +4 authors M. Lacher
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
  • BackgroundMeta-analyses indicate advantages of laparoscopic compared to open appendectomy. Nationwide analyses on results of laparoscopic appendectomy are scarce and studies from Germany are not available. This observational cohort study based on a nationwide insurance database was performed to analyze results of pediatric laparoscopic versus open appendectomy in general use.MethodsData were extracted from the largest German statutory health insurance TK (∼9 million clients) in a 3-year period… CONTINUE READING
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