Video-assisted extracorporeal appendectomy.

  title={Video-assisted extracorporeal appendectomy.},
  author={Ahmet Mahmut Tekin and H{\"u}lya Kurtoglu},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A},
  volume={12 1},
BACKGROUND Despite many randomized controlled trials, there are still several important doubts about laparoscopic appendectomy. Longer operative time and greater cost are the two major disadvantages of the laparoscopic technique. PATIENTS AND METHODS In current techniques of laparoscopic appendectomy, the appendix is ligated and divided within the abdominal cavity. We have performed 423 laparoscopic appendectomies using an extracorporeal technique during the last 8 years. In this technique… CONTINUE READING

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