Acute Appendicitis: The Case for Open Appendectomy


SAGES Grand Rounds Episode III – Laparoscopic Management of Acute/Chronic Abdominal Pain

appendicitis & appendectomy–12 sec
open appy–26 sec
complications in acute appendicitis–49 sec
complications in perf appendicitis–57 sec
lap vs open appy–1:21
is the comparison fair?–2:36
selection bias–2:50
lap appy in children–3:50

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    Panot Yimcharoen on May 15, 2011
    That was good review and presentation.

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