Routine use of laparoscopy in patients with clinically doubtful diagnosis of appendicitis


Ates M., Sevil S., Bulbul M.

JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES, vol.18, no.2, pp.189-193, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/lap.2007.0040
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-193

Abstract

Background: Therapeutic and diagnostic laparoscopy, a minimal invasive technique, has been used effectively and frequently for appendicitis by surgeons. There is still controversy about whether this technique should be applied to all patients or in the setting of a doubt of the diagnosis of appendicitis, especially for women. Based on these controversies, the aim of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of diagnostic and therapeutic laparoscopy for patients with suspected peritonitis imitating acute appendicitis.