Open versus laparoscopic appendicectomy

  title={Open versus laparoscopic appendicectomy},
  author={Matthias Kapischke and Amke Caliebe and Juergen Tepel and Tim Schulz and Juergen Hedderich},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
The benefit of laparoscopic appendicectomy remains unclear. We have analysed available randomised studies comparing laparoscopic and open appendicectomy regarding their clinical pitfalls and statistical relevance. Thirty eight studies were analysed in terms of the following aspects: A. clinical problems (e.g., expertise of the surgeons, pre- and postoperative antibiotic treatment, definition of complications, blinding of outcomes) and B. statistical problems (e.g., definition of primary and… CONTINUE READING