Meta-analysis of randomized trials on single-incision laparoscopic versus conventional laparoscopic appendectomy.

@article{Antoniou2014MetaanalysisOR,
  title={Meta-analysis of randomized trials on single-incision laparoscopic versus conventional laparoscopic appendectomy.},
  author={Stavros A Antoniou and Oliver Owen Koch and George Athanasios Antoniou and Konstantinos G Lasithiotakis and George E. Chalkiadakis and Rudolph Pointner and Frank Alexander Granderath},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={207 4},
  pages={613-22}
}
BACKGROUND Single-incision laparoscopic appendectomy has emerged as a less invasive alternative to conventional laparoscopic surgery. High-quality relevant evidence is limited. METHODS A systematic review of electronic information sources was undertaken, with the objective of identifying randomized trials that compared single-incision with conventional laparoscopic appendectomy. Outcome measures included 30-day morbidity, abdominal abscess, wound infection, open conversion, reoperation… CONTINUE READING

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