Laparoscopic Appendectomy

Chapter

Abstract

The laparoscopic approach to appendectomy allows the surgeon to make a thorough visual inspection of the abdominal cavity and hence is especially useful in cases in which the diagnosis is questionable. This chapter describes a standard three-trocar approach to appendectomy.

Keywords

Catheter Peritonitis Appendicitis Fasciitis 

Further Reading

  1. Masoomi H, Nguyen NT, Dolich MO, Wikholm L, Naderi N, Mills S, Stamos MJ. Comparison of laparoscopic versus open appendectomy for acute nonperforated and perforated appendicitis in the obese population. Am J Surg. 2011;202:733–9.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Masoomi H, Mills S, Dolich MO, Ketana N, Carmichael JC, Nguyen NT, Stamos MJ. Comparison of outcomes of laparoscopic versus open appendectomy in adults: data from the nationwide inpatient sample (NIS), 2006–2008. J Gastrointest Surg. 2011;15:2226.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Soper N, Scott-Conner CEH. The SAGES manual volume I – laparoscopic appendectomy. New York: Springer Science + Business Media; 2012.Google Scholar
  4. Soper N, Scott-Conner CEH. The SAGES manual volume I – single site laparoscopic surgery. New York: Springer Science + Business Media; 2012.Google Scholar
  5. St Peter SD, Adibe OO, Juang D, Sharp SW, Garey CL, Laituri CA, et al. Single incision versus standard 3-port laparoscopic appendectomy: a prospective randomized trial. Ann Surg. 2011;254:586.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of MedicineUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA

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