Open versus laparoscopic appendectomy in the pediatric population: a literature review and analysis of complications.

@article{Esposito2012OpenVL,
  title={Open versus laparoscopic appendectomy in the pediatric population: a literature review and analysis of complications.},
  author={Ciro Esposito and Andres Ignacio Calvo and Marco Castagnetti and Francesca Alicchio and Carlos Enrique Cuevas Su{\'a}rez and Ida Giurin and Alessandro Settimi},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 8},
  pages={834-9}
}
BACKGROUND This study aims to compare the results of laparoscopic and open appendectomy (LA and OA, respectively) in a pediatric population with particular attention to complications analysis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A literature search was performed using Medline, Cochrane, Embase, Sci Search, Lilacs, and PubMed databases on all studies published during the… CONTINUE READING