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Open versus laparoscopic appendectomy: study on 100 patients

By Hoseinikhah H, Paziar F, Askaree M, Askarpour SH and Dorostan N


Background: Acute appendicitis is one of the most common abdominal emergencies. Many studies comparing the two routes of open and laparoscopic appendectomy have been performed comparing the duration of each operation, duration of hospitalization, amount of post-operative pain medication required and infectious complications were the most commonly evaluated factors.Methods: This clinical trial study, performed between March 2005 and March 2006 at Golestan and Imam Khomayni hospitals in Ahvaz, Iran, included 100 patients. Open appendectomy and laparoscopic appendectomy were carried out on 50 patients each. Duration of surgery and hospitalization, amount of pain medication and infectious complications were compared, with chi-square, ANOVA and t-test used for statistical analysis. Results: The average length of hospital stay for laparoscopic appendectomy was 44.48 hours and for open appendectomy was 54.80 hours (p<0.01). The average of amount of pain medication for laparoscopic appendectomy was 2.40 doses and for open appendectomy was 30.46 doses (p<0.01). The laparoscopic and open procedures averaged 31.8 and 35.2 minutes, respectively (p=0.5). Only one (2%) laparoscopic case had infection, while four (8%) open appendectomy subjects suffered from this complication. Patients who underwent laparoscopic appendectomy had no intra-abdominal abscesses. Conclusions: Duration of hospitalization was statistically much shorter using the laparoscopic appendectomy than that of the open procedure (P<1%). The amount of pain medication administered was also statistically less in the laparoscopic procedure (P<1%). However, the amount of time to complete each procedure was not statistically different. Most importantly, complications such as wound infection and intra-abdominal abscess were remarkably less using laparoscopy. We recommend laparoscopic appendectomy over open appendectomy

Topics: Medicine (General), R5-920, Medicine, R, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences
Publisher: Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:73a64d7f664b4115a4ef363cc1e1e4ab
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