Laparoscopic Appendectomy for Acute and Perforated Appendicitis: A Comparative Analysis

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Southern Clinics of Istanbul Eurasia, vol.30, no.1, pp.69-72, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the short-term outcomes of laparoscopically operated uncomplicated acute appendicitis and perforated appendicitis.Methods: Laparoscopically operated uncomplicated acute and perforated appendicitis werescreened, retrospectively. Demographics, operative variables, and postoperative complication rates were compared between the groups.Results: Among 155 patients, acute appendicitis was found in 130 patients (77 [59.2%]male; median age, 32 [16–72]), while 25 patients (15 [60.0%] male; median age, 39 [17–84])had perforated appendicitis. The duration of the operation and hospitalization period were45 (20–105) minutes and 1 (1–6) day, respectively, in the acute appendicitis group, and 60(20–155) minutes and 2 (1–16) days, respectively, in the perforated group. Total complicationrates were statistically significantly higher in the perforated group.Conclusion: Laparoscopic approach can be applied in selected cases of perforated appendicitis.