Shi Yeol Jun, MD, Kyung Sik Kim, MD, Jin Hong Lim, MD. Yonsei University College of Medicine
Introduction: Transumbilical single port laparoscopic appendectomy (TSPLA) is the most popularized single port surgery in the world. It provides more cosmetic benefits than conventional laparoscopic surgery. However, single port appendectomy requires longer operation time and advanced surgical skills. We aimed to investigate the learning curve for TSPLA.
Material and Methods: Data were collected from patients who underwent TSPLA by single surgeon Between March 2013 and February 2016. The learning curve were analyzed using a cumulative sum control chart(CUSUM) for operation time and complication.
Results: A total of 109 patients were included in this study. Mean operation time is 61.6 ± 20.61 minutes. There was no open or multi-port conversion. Based on CUSUM for operation time, learning curve were 31 cases.
Conclusions: TSPLA is a safe and effective alternative procedure. the learning curve could be overcome safely without major complications. Our results suggest that the 31 cases are sufficient to achieve surgical skills for TSPLA.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 87953
Program Number: P719
Presentation Session: iPoster Session (Non CME)
Presentation Type: Poster