01.02.2015 | Original Article
Is laparoscopic appendectomy going to be standard procedure for acute appendicitis; a 5-year single center experience with 1,788 patients
M. A. Bozkurt, M. G. Unsal, S. Kapan, M. Gonenc, M. Dogan, M. U. Kalayci, H. Alis
European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery
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To evaluate whether laparoscopic appendectomy can be the gold standard for acute appendicitis regarding the applicability and cost effectivity.
Materials and methods
The study included patients who were operated by laparoscopically for acute appendicitis between January 2008 and September 2012. Patients’ sex, ages, hospitalization time, the type for closure of the appendiceal stump, complication rate, surgery time and other parameters were recorded.
1,788 patients with acute appendicitis on laparoscopic evaluation constituted the study population. Average age of the patient group was 30.1 ± 2.3 years old. Average hospitalization time was 1.2 ± 1.1 days. Metal clips were used in 1,100 (61.5 %) patients, intracorporeal knotting was performed in the remaining. Total complication rate was 3.8 %.
By the using of metal clips and increased experience; laparoscopy may be gold standard for acute appendicitis.