Prediction of inflammation of the appendix at open and laparoscopic appendicectomy: findings and consequences.


OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of operative assessment of the condition of the appendix during laparoscopic and open appendicectomy, and to assess whether a normal-looking appendix should be excised routinely during a laparoscopic operation. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING District general hospital, UK. SUBJECTS 387 patients who presented with… (More)


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