Role of drains in laparoscopic appendectomy for complicated appendicitis at a busy county hospital.

@article{Pakula2014RoleOD,
  title={Role of drains in laparoscopic appendectomy for complicated appendicitis at a busy county hospital.},
  author={Andrea M Pakula and Ruby Skinner and Amber Jones and Ray S. W. Chung and Maureen K. Martin},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2014},
  volume={80 10},
  pages={1078-81}
}
Laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) has become the treatment of choice for acute appendicitis with equal or better outcomes than traditional open appendectomy (OA). LA in patients with a gangrenous or perforated appendicitis carries increased rate of pelvic abscess formation when compared with OA. We hypothesized routine placement of pelvic drains in gangrenous… CONTINUE READING