Is laparoscopy always the better option?

February 2011
Same-Day Surgery;Feb2011, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p21
Academic Journal
The article discusses research which evaluated the safety of laparoscopic appendectomies and was conducted by researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center. The research found that for a small group of patients, the danger of deep abdominal infections was significantly less if a traditional open surgical approach was used rather than laparoscopic approach. Researchers concluded that while the laparoscopic approach is still best for most patients, it might not be best for all.


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