Minilaparoscopic appendectomy.

  title={Minilaparoscopic appendectomy.},
  author={Brent David Matthews and Gamal Ae Mostafa and Kristi Harold and Kent W. Kercher and Patrick R. Reardon and Brant Todd Heniford},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  volume={11 6},
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using 2-mm laparoscopic instruments in the treatment of appendicitis and to identify risk factors that may limit their use. Minilaparoscopic appendectomy was performed through a 2-mm port in the umbilicus for a videoendoscope, a 2-mm working port in the right upper quadrant, and a 5/12-mm suprapubic port for an endoscopic stapler. Minilaparoscopic appendectomy was attempted in 26 consecutive patients with appendicitis. Thirty-two… CONTINUE READING