Acute Appendicitis: The Case for Laparoscopic Appendectomy and Laparoscopic Appendectomy Technique


SAGES Grand Rounds Volume 1 – Issue 3 Sept. 2005

ideal case–12 sec
unclear cases–25 sec

Keyword(s): acute appendicitis, CT scan, diagnostic error, elevated WBC, fever, lap appy, leukocytosis, migratory pain, N&V, periumbilical pain, PPV, retrospective, RLQ tenderness, technique, US

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    Peter Lydon on May 10, 2011
    excellent presentation. I find, however, that I can endoloop most appendiceal stumps and avoid the use of expensive staplers and 12 mm trocars.

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