Short-Term and Long-Term Results of Open Versus Laparoscopic Appendectomy

Rosin, Danny
June 2011
World Journal of Surgery;Jun2011, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p1227
Academic Journal
In this article, the author discusses the study of H. A. Swank and colleagues regarding the results of open appendectomy (OA) and laparoscopic appendectomy (LA). He notes that the study showed no long-term advantage for LA in regard to the incidence of bowel obstruction and incisional hernias. He cites that LA resulted in more intraabdominal collections and subsequent invasive interventions. He adds that LA will probably replace OA which could lead to the issue of surgical education.


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