Evaluation the role of laparoscopic management of complicated appendicitis
Keywords:Appendicitis, Complicated appendicitis, Laparoscopic appendectomy, Open appendectomy
Background: A laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) was performed mostly on uncomplicated appendicitis due to opinions about its safety when it was first introduced. Nevertheless, there are still concerns about surgical difficulties in managing complicated appendicitis with laparoscopy, possible post-op complications and conversion to an open appendectomy (OA) during the surgery.
Methods: The study consists of 30 patients who underwent laparoscopic appendectomy in department of General Surgery at Assiut University hospitals. The study population was enrolled after fulfilling the selection criteria from department of General Surgery. Informed consent was taken from all the patients who are involved in this study. Patients diagnosis was based on clinical findings, complete blood counts, and abdominal sonography.
Results: Thirty patients underwent laparoscopic appendectomy for complicated appendicitis. Of the 30 patients, perforated appendix cases are 27, gangrenous appendix are 1, appendicular abscess only one case. Post operation wound infection, conversion rate and hospital stay rate very less.
Conclusions: The present study proved that laparoscopic appendectomy is the best approach in complicated appendicitis.
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