Transumbilical laparoscopically assisted appendectomy in children: high-tech low-budget surgery.

@article{Vinji2008TransumbilicalLA,
  title={Transumbilical laparoscopically assisted appendectomy in children: high-tech low-budget surgery.},
  author={Stjepan Vi{\vs}nji{\'c}},
  journal={Surgical endoscopy},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 7},
  pages={1667-71}
}
BACKGROUND Two different laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) techniques, one performed with staplers (LAS) and the other using loops (LAL), were compared with transumbilical laparoscopically assisted appendectomy (TULAA). METHODS A total of 72 children, 55 with a diagnosis of uncomplicated acute appendicitis and 17 with recurrent right lower abdominal pain, underwent operation during the period 2003-2006. The procedures used were: 34 LAS, 9 LAL, and 29 TULAA. Measured outcomes were operative time… CONTINUE READING

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