Laparoscopy not recommended for routine appendectomy in men: results of a prospective randomized study.

@article{Mutter1996LaparoscopyNR,
  title={Laparoscopy not recommended for routine appendectomy in men: results of a prospective randomized study.},
  author={Didier Mutter and Michel Vix and Anh Tuan Bui and S. F. Kasun A. E. Evrard and Vincent Tassetti and Jonathan S. Breton and Jacques Marescaux},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={120 1},
  pages={71-4}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic appendectomy has now gained wider acceptance in clinical practice, particularly in the treatment of women with right iliac fossa pain. However, the precise role of laparoscopic appendectomy in men is unclear, and this study was therefore undertaken to examine this specific issue in a prospective randomized trial. METHODS One hundred men between the ages of 16 and 65 years who had suspected appendicitis were recruited and randomized to undergo either open or… CONTINUE READING

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