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IJHSR. 2013; 3(11): 114-120

Laparoscopic Versus Open Appendectomy: Our Experience in Rural India.

Gurav P D, Ugane S P, Mohd. Hamid, Sandeep A.

Background: Laparoscopic Appendectomy though widely practiced has not gain universal approval. Laparoscopic Appendectomy in India is relatively new and literature is scant.
Aim: Our aim is to compare the safety and benefits of laparoscopy versus open appendectomy in prospective randomized study.
Methods: 120 patients were analyzed, following either laparoscopic or open appendectomy. Surgical technique was standardized among 3 surgeons. 60 patients underwent laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) and 60 patients underwent open Appendectomy (OA). Comparison was based on Length of Hospital stay, operating time, post operative morbidity, requirement of post operative analgesia as well as resumption of regular diet. The goodness of fit of the enumerated data was analyzed using Mann Whitney test and hypothesis was determined conventionally (P

Key words: Appendicitis, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic

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