Laparoscopic appendectomy: E.A.E.S. Consensus Development Conference (1997), with updating comments (2000)

@inproceedings{Neugebauer2000LaparoscopicAE,
  title={Laparoscopic appendectomy: E.A.E.S. Consensus Development Conference (1997), with updating comments (2000)},
  author={Edmund A. M. Neugebauer and Stefan Sauerland},
  year={2000}
}
LA is presently at the efficacy stage of development, because most of the data on feasibility and safety originate from centers with a special interest in endoscopic surgery. More data on its use in general and district hospitals are needed to ascertain its effectiveness. Detailed analysis on its cost-effectiveness and cost benefits is also lacking. Although a very promising procedure, it is not yet the gold standard for acute appendicitis. 

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