Securing the appendiceal stump in laparoscopic appendectomy: evidence for routine stapling?

@article{Kazemier2005SecuringTA,
  title={Securing the appendiceal stump in laparoscopic appendectomy: evidence for routine stapling?},
  author={Geert Kazemier and Klaas H. in’t Hof and Samar Saad and H Jaap Bonjer and Stefan Sauerland},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
  year={2005},
  volume={20},
  pages={1473-1476}
}
This metaanalysis aimed to compare endoscopic linear stapling and loop ligatures used to secure the base of the appendix. Randomized controlled trials on appendix stump closure during laparoscopic appendectomy were systematically searched and critically appraised. The results in terms of complication rates, operating time, and hospital stay were pooled by standard metaanalytic techniques. Data on 427 patients from four studies were included. The operative time was 9 min longer when loops were… CONTINUE READING