Unsupervised laparoscopic appendicectomy by surgical trainees is safe and time-effective.

@article{Wong2007UnsupervisedLA,
  title={Unsupervised laparoscopic appendicectomy by surgical trainees is safe and time-effective.},
  author={Kenneth C W Wong and Tristram Duncan and Andrew N. Pearson},
  journal={Asian journal of surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={
          161-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Open appendicectomy is the traditional standard treatment for appendicitis. Laparoscopic appendicectomy is perceived as a procedure with greater potential for complications and longer operative times. This paper examines the hypothesis that unsupervised laparoscopic appendicectomy by surgical trainees is a safe and time-effective valid alternative. METHODS Medical records, operating theatre records and histopathology reports of all patients undergoing laparoscopic and open… CONTINUE READING
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