Appendicectomy and cholecystectomy using single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS): the first UK experience.

@article{Chow2009AppendicectomyAC,
  title={Appendicectomy and cholecystectomy using single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS): the first UK experience.},
  author={Andre Chow and Sanjay Purkayastha and Paraskevas Paraskeva},
  journal={Surgical innovation},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={
          211-7
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) has the potential advantages of reduced postoperative pain and reduced port-site complications. Careful attention to closure can lead to virtually "scarless" surgery. In this article, we present our first experiences with SILS appendicectomy and cholecystectomy. METHOD SILS appendicectomy and cholecystectomy was performed in 12 and 14 patients, respectively. Data were collected prospectively and analyzed retrospectively from case notes… CONTINUE READING

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