Laparoscopic versus conventional appendectomy.

  title={Laparoscopic versus conventional appendectomy.},
  author={Fernando Bonanni and Jeanne Reed and George Hartzell and D R Trostle and R R Boorse and Mark Gittleman and Ashley K Cole},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  volume={179 3},
BACKGROUND The results of recent series suggest remarkable advantages of laparoscopic appendectomy over the conventional open appendectomy. To determine if clear advantages could be established, the charts of all patients admitted to our institution with a presumptive diagnosis of acute appendicitis and subsequent appendectomy were retrospectively reviewed. STUDY DESIGN From January 1990 through June 1992, there were 300 conventional open appendectomies and 66 laparoscopic appendectomies… CONTINUE READING


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