Laparoscopic appendectomy in children.

@article{Albassam2005LaparoscopicAI,
  title={Laparoscopic appendectomy in children.},
  author={Abdulrahman Albassam},
  journal={Saudi medical journal},
  year={2005},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={
          556-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) is rapidly becoming an alternative to open appendectomy for the treatment of appendicitis in children. We examined the efficacy, safety and complications of performing LA in children. METHODS This is a critical review of the children who underwent LA between January 1999 and May 2003 at King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Demographic data, operative procedures, severity of appendicitis, histopathology, operative time… CONTINUE READING