Laparoscopic Appendectomy

  • Keith N. Apelgren


Laparoscopic appendectomy is indicated when acute appendicitis is suspected. It is especially helpful in the obese patient, in young women, or when the diagnosis is in doubt.


Acute Appendicitis Laparoscopic Appendectomy Rectus Muscle Open Appendectomy Ultrasonic Scalpel 
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  • Keith N. Apelgren

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