• Melissa Vanover
  • Payam SaadaiEmail author


This chapter describes the surgical procedure appendectomy as performed by the following approaches: open and laparoscopic. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps needed, equipment, and variations in technique for the procedure in question. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as is found in a patient chart or electronic medical record. A description is provided of the following critical concepts for this procedure: patient positioning, incision orientation, port placement (if applicable), exposure of the appendix, division of the appendix, and skin closure.


Pediatric surgery Operative dictation Appendectomy Laparoscopic appendectomy Interval appendectomy Appendicitis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of California, Davis, Department of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal SurgerySacramentoUSA
  2. 2.UC Davis Medical Center/Shriners Hospital for Children, Division of Pediatric SurgerySacramentoUSA

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