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Bratislava Medical Journal Vol.115, No.10, p.660-662, 2014

Title: Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy in treatment of acute appendicitis
Author: M. Oravsky, V. Bak, M. Schnorrer

Abstract: Introduction: The authors present the results of a retrospective study comparing the laparoscopic and open procedures of appendectomy for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis.
Material and methods. Retrospective analysis of the results of both methods on a set of 161 patients in period 2006–2010.
Results: Regarding the intraabdominal complications and hospitalization periods, results confirm the equivalence of both methods. A significantly lower incidence of wound complications as well as shorter hospital stay were experienced in the laparoscopy-treated group of patients.
Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, the laparotomic appendectomy would be reserved for appendicitis with diffuse peritonitis. The laparoscopy is positively preferred in obese patients (Tab. 3, Ref. 16).

Keywords: acute appendicitis, laparoscopic appendectomy.
Year: 2014, Volume: 115, Issue: 10 Page From: 660, Page To: 662

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