Comparison of laparoscopic, open, and converted appendectomy for perforated appendicitis

@article{Piskun2001ComparisonOL,
  title={Comparison of laparoscopic, open, and converted appendectomy for perforated appendicitis},
  author={Gregory Piskun and Deborah J Kozik and Sanjeev Rajpal and Gerald W. Shaftan and R. Fogler},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2001},
  volume={15},
  pages={660-662}
}
Background: Perforated appendicitis is associated with a significant risk of postoperative abdominal and wound infection. Only a few controversial studies evaluate the role of laparoscopy in perforated appendicitis. The significance of conversion from laparoscopy to open appendectomy for perforated appendicitis is not well defined. Statistical analysis was performed using Student's t-test. Methods: Data on 52 patients with perforated appendicitis were prospectively collected and retrospectively… CONTINUE READING