Single incision laparoscopic surgery for acute appendicitis: feasibility in pediatric patients

Andre Chow, Omer Aziz, Sanjay Purkayastha, Ara Darzi, Paraskevas Paraskeva

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Abstract

Background. Laparoscopic appendicectomy is accepted by many as the gold standard approach for the treatment of acute appendicitis. The use of Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) has the potential of further reducing postoperative port site complications as well as improving cosmesis and patient satisfaction. Method. In this paper we report our experience and assess the feasibility of SILS appendicectomy in the pediatric setting. Results. Five pediatric patients with uncomplicated appendicitis underwent SILS appendicectomy. There were no significant intraoperative or postoperative complications. All patients were discharged within 24 hours. Conclusions. The use of Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery appears to be a feasible and safe technique for the treatment of uncomplicated appendicitis in the pediatric setting. Further studies are warranted to fully investigate the potential advantages of this new technique.

Original languageEnglish
Article number294958
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
Volume2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Cancer Research Centre

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