Efficacy of laparoscopic appendectomy in appendicitis with peritonitis.

  title={Efficacy of laparoscopic appendectomy in appendicitis with peritonitis.},
  author={Gregory J. Mancini and Matthew L Mancini and Henry Nelson},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={71 1},
  pages={1-4; discussion 4-5}
Laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) is safe and effective in cases of peritonitis, perforation, and abscess. We investigated our conversion rate and clinical outcomes in this patient population, as well as preoperative factors that predict operative conversion. A retrospective nonrandomized cohort of 92 patients underwent LA for acute appendicitis with peritonitis, perforation, or abscess at our institution between 1997 and 2002. Thirty-six of the 92 were converted to open appendectomy (OA… CONTINUE READING
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