Acute (Retrocecal) Appendicitis
Laparoscopic appendectomy has evolved considerably from its origins as an incidental procedure, performed during gynecologic laparoscopy. Many surgeons now use it preferentially to treat acute appendicitis. When the appendix is known, by preoperative studies, to occupy a retrocecal position, it complicates both open and laparoscopic appendectomy. This chapter deals with the choice of approach in this situation.
KeywordsLaparoscopic Cholecystectomy Acute Appendicitis Laparoscopic Appendectomy Diagnostic Laparoscopy Open Appendectomy
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