REsiDENT 1 (Re-assessment of Appendicitis Evaluation during laparoscopic appendectomy: Do we End a Non-standardized Treatment approach and habit?): peritoneal irrigation during laparoscopic appendectomy —does the grade of contamination matter? A prospective multicenter resident-based evaluation of a new classification system
Laparoscopic appendectomy has progressively gained acceptance as the standard of care for acute appendicitis. Focusing on the incidence of postoperative intra-abdominal abscess after a laparoscopic appendectom...
We report two alternative therapeutic approaches: interval appendectomy and non-operative management. We conclude that these alternative approaches may be suitable for some patients with stump appendicitis. A review of the pertinent literature was done.
Authors: Consalvo V, D'Auria F Abstract BACKGROUND: The laparoscopic appendectomy approach (LAA) for acute appendicitis has fewer intra- and post-operative complications, less pain, and smaller scars compared to the traditional open appendectomy approach (OAA), but a higher frequency of intra-abdominal abscess (IAA). The relationship between this higher frequency of IAA and the omission of appendicular stump invagination is difficult to explain, even though such invagination of the appendicular stump is the only difference between standard LAA and OAA. PMID: 31687786 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionWhile studies in the past have associated LA with higher rates of intraabdominal abscess in patients with CA, our meta-analysis has shown that they were similar. Considering this, together with other improved postoperative outcomes, LA should be the procedure of choice in pediatric patients presenting with CA.
CONCLUSIONInspection of the staple line, choosing the appropriate staple size and cartridge, and removing free malformed staples if seen should be employed during appendectomy to prevent rare but devastating complications.
CONCLUSION: Using a double endoloop does not decrease the risk of post-operative complications, but it does increase the cost and the duration of the operation. We have concluded that using a single endoloop in a laparoscopic appendectomy may be more appropriate. PMID: 31701507 [PubMed - in process]
We report on a 13-year-old boy who presented with right iliac fossa pain associated with anorexia, tenderness, guarding and rebound tenderness. Abdominal ultrasound showed findings of acute appendicitis. However, laparoscopy revealed a wooden toothpick perforating MD and a hyperemic appendix. The FB was removed and laparoscopic diverticulectomy and appendectomy performed. Perforation of MD by a FB is a diagnostic challenge and it should be included in the differential diagnosis of acute abdomen in children.
Laparoscopic appendectomy is a preferred approach in children with appendicitis. Patient characteristics associated with open appendectomy are poorly characterized, although such information can help optimize the care.
Evaluate the incidence of appendectomy for grossly abnormal appearance during laparoscopic gynecologic surgery for benign indications and pathologic concordance.
Abstract Best management for acute appendicitis (AA) in adults with liver cirrhosis is controversial and needs more investigation. We aimed to examine the impact of different treatment modalities on outcomes in this complex patient population. The Nationwide Inpatient Sample database from 2012 to 2014 was queried to identify AA patients with no cirrhosis, compensated cirrhosis (CC), and decompensated cirrhosis (DC). Each cohort was further stratified according to the treatment type: nonoperative management, open appendectomy, and laparoscopic appendectomy (LA). Chi-square, ANOVA, and binary regression analyses wer...
Surgical management of appendicitis accounts for ~30% of total expenditure in the practice of pediatric surgery and is associated with high cost variation. We hypothesize that incorporating single-incision laparoscopy (SILS) and the resultant by-product dual-incision laparoscopy (DILS) into a historically three-incision laparoscopic (TILS) appendectomy practice affords equal outcomes at lower cost.