Single Incision Laparoscopic Assisted Appendectomy: Experience of 82 CasesCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Abhay Kumar,
Base Hospital Campus, Srikote, Srinagar, Uttarakhand, India.
Introduction: Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) is one of the most recent developments which have been made in the field of minimal assesses surgery. It has potential advantages of less postoperative pain and better cosmesis, but at the same time, this procedure is time consuming and it increases the cost of surgery.
Aim: In this study, we evaluated the feasibility, safety and potential advantages of single incision laparoscopic assisted appendectomy.
Materials and Methods: Single incision laparoscopic assisted appendectomy was done in 82 patients who were diagnosed with acute or chronic appendicitis. A single 10mm incision made over right lower quadrant was used for placing two 5mm trocars and appendisectomy was done as in open surgery, after delivering out the appendix from the incision. Results: Mean operative time was 32.56 ± 15.5 minutes. Mean post-operative pain scores as per visual analogue scalewere 6.5, 4.2 and 1.2 on 12 hours day 1 and day 2 after surgery respectively. Mean length of hospital stay was 1.4 ± 1.2 days.
Conclusion: Single incision laparoscopic appendectomy is safe and feasible.
Acute appendicitis, Appendisectomy, Laparoscopy
Abhay Kumar, Anant Narayan Sinha, Desh Deepak, NK Pandey, Nandani. SINGLE INCISION LAPAROSCOPIC
EXPERIENCE OF 82 CASES. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2016 May [cited: 2018 Jul 18 ]; 10:PC01-PC03. Available from
Date of Submission: Dec 28, 2013
Date of Peer Review: Mar 03, 2014
Date of Acceptance: Mar 25, 2014
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2016
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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