Efficacy of laparoscopy in complicated appendicitis.

  title={Efficacy of laparoscopy in complicated appendicitis.},
  author={Chaitanya P. Garg and Beena B Vaidya and Manoras Mathew Chengalath},
  journal={International journal of surgery},
  volume={7 3},
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic appendectomy has been widely practiced for uncomplicated appendicitis. The role of laparoscopy in management of complicated appendicitis remains undefined. We undertook this study to evaluate the efficacy of laparoscopic appendectomy in patients with complicated appendicitis. METHOD This study involved a total of 110 consecutive patients who had undergone appendectomy for perforated or gangrenous appendicitis between March 2004 and December 2008. Sixty-one patients… CONTINUE READING
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