Laparoscopic versus traditional appendectomy for suspected appendicitis.

@article{Schirmer1993LaparoscopicVT,
  title={Laparoscopic versus traditional appendectomy for suspected appendicitis.},
  author={B D Schirmer and Robert E. Schmieg and James Dix and Stephen B. Edge and John B. Hanks},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={165 6},
  pages={670-5}
}
We compared the results of concurrently performed laparoscopic versus open appendectomy as treatments for suspected acute appendicitis. The 68 laparoscopic procedures resulted in 62 appendectomies, 47 by the laparoscopic (LA) technique and 15 by the open (LO) technique. Another 54 patients underwent open appendectomy (OA). Significantly more females underwent laparoscopy (LA and LO: 52% versus OA: 33%, p = 0.047). Operative duration was shortest for OA (81 +/- 3 minutes), which was shorter than… CONTINUE READING
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