Laparoscopic Versus Open Appendectomy for Complicated and Uncomplicated Appendicitis in Children

@article{Markar2012LaparoscopicVO,
  title={Laparoscopic Versus Open Appendectomy for Complicated and Uncomplicated Appendicitis in Children},
  author={S R Markar and Simon C. Blackburn and Richard Cobb and Alan Karthikesalingam and Jessica M. Evans and James Kinross and Omar Faiz},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={16},
  pages={1993-2004}
}
Appendectomy is one of the most common emergency operations performed in the pediatric population. The aim of this pooled analysis is to compare the outcome from complicated appendicitis (CA) and uncomplicated appendicitis (UA) following laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) and open appendectomy (OA) in children. A systematic literature search was performed. Primary outcome measures were incidence of complications, intra-abdominal abscess, and wound infection. Secondary outcomes were length of… CONTINUE READING