Single-incision laparoscopic appendectomy

An early experience

Elyssa J. Feinberg, David J. O'Connor, Michelle L. Feinberg, Pratiba Vemulapalli, Diego Camacho

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Abstract

Acute appendicitis is one of the most common causes of abdominal pain that a general surgeon will encounter.We describe our modification to the laparoscopic appendectomy: a single-incision laparoscopic (SILS) appendectomy completed entirely intracorporeally. From September 2008 to September 2009, a retrospective review of the electronic medical record was performed in all patients who underwent a SILS appendectomy to specifically analyze the demographic characteristics, time in the operating room to perform SILS appendectomy, length of postoperative hospital stay, and postoperative complications. Twenty-five patients underwent SILS appendectomy in the study period. There were 18 males and seven females with a mean age of 41 ± 15 years and mean body mass index of 26.5 ± 5 kg/m 2. Single-incision laparoscopic appendectomy was performed successfully in all of our cases (100%). Mean operative time was 56 ± 16 minutes. Blood loss in all cases was minimal and there were no intraoperative complications. We successfully completed 25 appendectomies using the SILS method. Operative times were similar compared with the traditional laparoscopic technique. We believe that the SILS appendectomy is a safe and effective method that leaves a virtually invisible scar.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-289
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Volume77
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2011

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Appendectomy
Operative Time
Electronic Health Records
Intraoperative Complications
Appendicitis
Operating Rooms
Abdominal Pain
Cicatrix
Length of Stay
Body Mass Index
Demography

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Feinberg, E. J., O'Connor, D. J., Feinberg, M. L., Vemulapalli, P., & Camacho, D. (2011). Single-incision laparoscopic appendectomy: An early experience. American Surgeon, 77(3), 286-289.

Single-incision laparoscopic appendectomy : An early experience. / Feinberg, Elyssa J.; O'Connor, David J.; Feinberg, Michelle L.; Vemulapalli, Pratiba; Camacho, Diego.

In: American Surgeon, Vol. 77, No. 3, 03.2011, p. 286-289.

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Feinberg, EJ, O'Connor, DJ, Feinberg, ML, Vemulapalli, P & Camacho, D 2011, 'Single-incision laparoscopic appendectomy: An early experience', American Surgeon, vol. 77, no. 3, pp. 286-289.
Feinberg EJ, O'Connor DJ, Feinberg ML, Vemulapalli P, Camacho D. Single-incision laparoscopic appendectomy: An early experience. American Surgeon. 2011 Mar;77(3):286-289.
Feinberg, Elyssa J. ; O'Connor, David J. ; Feinberg, Michelle L. ; Vemulapalli, Pratiba ; Camacho, Diego. / Single-incision laparoscopic appendectomy : An early experience. In: American Surgeon. 2011 ; Vol. 77, No. 3. pp. 286-289.
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