Abstract

Introduction: Appendectomy, being the most
common abdominal surgery performed in emergency
basis, is performed by open or laparoscopic
approach. The aim of this study was to evaluate the
clinical outcomes of laparoscopic appendectomy.



Methods: This is a retrospective observational
study from November 2018 to September 2020
involving 408 cases who underwent laparoscopic
appendectomy. The outcomes evaluated were length
of the hospital stay, intraoperative and postoperative
complications like wound infection, intraabdominal
abscess and conversion rate.



Results: A total of 408 cases, 218 males and 190
females were included. The conversion rate was
6(1.4%), the average length of the hospital stay was
2.27 days. The incidence of port site infection was 3
(0.7%) and intraabdominal abscess 2(0.5%).



Conclusion: Laparoscopic appendectomy is
feasible, safe procedure with less postoperative
complications and shorter hospital days.


 

Keywords: Appendectomy, Open appendectomy, Laparoscopic appendectomy