Elective laparoscopic appendicectomy for chronic right iliac fossa pain in children.

@article{Panchalingam2005ElectiveLA,
  title={Elective laparoscopic appendicectomy for chronic right iliac fossa pain in children.},
  author={Linga Panchalingam and Chris Driver and Anies A. Mahomed},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={186-9}
}
AIM To determine whether elective laparoscopic appendicectomy is justified for chronic right iliac fossa (RIF) pain of undetermined origin. METHODS A retrospective audit of all laparoscopic appendicectomies between January 1997 and August 2003 was performed. The expanded medical audit system (EMAS) and a Microsoft Access database of operative records were used to identify patients with chronic RIF pain subjected to elective appendicectomy. Case notes were retrieved and analysed for patient… CONTINUE READING

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