Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy: where are we now?

@article{ipe2014LaparoscopicVO,
  title={Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy: where are we now?},
  author={G{\"o}khan Çipe and Oguz Idiz and Mustafa Hasbahçeci and Selen Bozkurt and H{\"u}seyin Kadioǧlu and H. Irem Coskun and Oğuzhan Karatepe and Mahmut Muslumanoglu},
  journal={Chirurgia},
  year={2014},
  volume={109 4},
  pages={
          518-22
        }
}
PURPOSE Although the advantages of laparoscopic procedures has been well studied over the last two decade, laparoscopic appendectomy could not to be a standard therapy due to some disadvantages such as longer operative time and higher cost.The objective of our study is to re-evaluate the outcomes of laparoscopic versus open appendectomy with current data. METHODS Between January 2012 and July 2012, the data of the patients who had appendectomy were recorded prospectively. Patients… CONTINUE READING
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