Comparison of laparoscopic versus open appendectomy for acute nonperforated and perforated appendicitis in the obese population.


BACKGROUND Use of laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) has been increasing in obese patients. We evaluated the outcomes of LA compared with open appendectomy (OA) in obese patients. METHODS By using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database, clinical data of obese patients who underwent LA and OA for suspected acute appendicitis (perforated or nonperforated… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2011.06.034

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