Assessment of Single Incision Laparoscopic Assisted Appendectomy Cases
Single Incision Laparoscopic Assisted Appendectomy
Background: Acute appendicitis represents the most common indication of emergency nontraumatic abdominal surgery in the world. The present study was conducted to assess the cases of single incision laparoscopic assisted appendectomy. Subjects & Methods: The present study was done in Department of General Surgery for a period of one year in a tertiary care hospital among 142 patients of acute appendicitis of both genders underwent single incision laparoscopic assisted appendectomy was performed. This technique was evaluated for operative time, post-operative pain, post-operative length of stay and complication rate. Results: Out of 142 patients, males were 80 and females were 62. Common clinical features were abdominal pain in 136, vomiting in 70, constipation/diarrhea in 45 and anorexia in 59 cases. The mean age of the patients was 45.6 years, post –operative pain (VAS) after 12 hours was 6.2, after 1 day was 4 and after 2 days was 1.4. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Mean hospital stay was 1.4 days. Conclusion: Single incision laparoscopic assisted appendectomy found to be effective in cases of appendicitis with less post- operative pain.
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