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Laparoscopic Appendectomy for Perforated Appendicitis in Children

Hesham Kasem, Wael Alshahat

Keywords : Children, Complicated appendicitis, Complications, Laparoscopic appendectomy, Open appendectomy.

Citation Information : Kasem H, Alshahat W. Laparoscopic Appendectomy for Perforated Appendicitis in Children. World J Lap Surg 2018; 11 (1):1-4.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10033-1324

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-03-2008

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Aim: To evaluate the outcome of laparoscopic (LA) vs open appendectomy (OA) in children with perforated appendicitis. Materials and methods: Retrospective review was conducted from January 2013 to October 2016 evaluating 81 patients with perforated appendicitis based on surgical approach. We compared demographics, mean operative time, length of stay, infectious complications, and follow-up in patients with OA (n = 37) and LA (n = 44). Results: Compared with OA, LA resulted in a lower rate of wound infection (4.5 vs 8.1.5%; p < 0.05). The occurrence of the intraabdominal abscess was significantly lower in the LA group (0 vs 5.4%; p < 0.05). There was a significant difference in the duration of operation between the two groups; it was 61.6 ± 20.3 minutes in OA, compared with the LA group (51.6 ± 28.6 minutes) (p < 0.05). Conclusion: We conclude that LA provides better postoperative course, less postoperative pain, and less postoperative complications.

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