Emergency appendicectomy in the era of laparoscopy: a one-year audit.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127613
Title:
Emergency appendicectomy in the era of laparoscopy: a one-year audit.
Authors:
Al Hilli, Z; Prichard, R S; Roche-Nagle, G; Leader, M; McNamara, D A; Deasy, J
Affiliation:
Department of Colorectal Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. zalhilli@rcsi.ie
Citation:
Emergency appendicectomy in the era of laparoscopy: a one-year audit. 2009, 178 (4):473-7 Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Dec-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127613
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-009-0299-3
PubMed ID:
19350346
Abstract:
Appendicectomy for acute appendicitis is the commonest emergency surgical operation. With widespread acceptance of minimal access surgery most appendicectomies are now performed laparoscopically.; The aim of this study was to assess whether the rate of normal appendicectomy has changed following the introduction of laparoscopic techniques in our institution.; A retrospective study of patients having emergency appendicectomies over a 1-year period (2005) in a large teaching hospital was undertaken.; A comparison of data was made from a prior study performed at the same hospital in 1988. 196 adult patients underwent appendectomies during this period. The normal appendectomy rate was 10.2% compared to 22.8% in the previous study. This rate was twice as high in women of reproductive age as compared to men.; There has been widespread uptake of laparoscopic appendectomy in our hospital. This technique has reduced the rate of histologically normal appendicectomies due to intra-operative visualization of the appendix.
Item Type:
Article In Press
Language:
en
ISSN:
1863-4362

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAl Hilli, Zen
dc.contributor.authorPrichard, R Sen
dc.contributor.authorRoche-Nagle, Gen
dc.contributor.authorLeader, Men
dc.contributor.authorMcNamara, D Aen
dc.contributor.authorDeasy, Jen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-07T08:30:39Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-07T08:30:39Z-
dc.date.issued2009-12-
dc.identifier.citationEmergency appendicectomy in the era of laparoscopy: a one-year audit. 2009, 178 (4):473-7 Ir J Med Scien
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid19350346-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-009-0299-3-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127613-
dc.description.abstractAppendicectomy for acute appendicitis is the commonest emergency surgical operation. With widespread acceptance of minimal access surgery most appendicectomies are now performed laparoscopically.-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to assess whether the rate of normal appendicectomy has changed following the introduction of laparoscopic techniques in our institution.-
dc.description.abstractA retrospective study of patients having emergency appendicectomies over a 1-year period (2005) in a large teaching hospital was undertaken.-
dc.description.abstractA comparison of data was made from a prior study performed at the same hospital in 1988. 196 adult patients underwent appendectomies during this period. The normal appendectomy rate was 10.2% compared to 22.8% in the previous study. This rate was twice as high in women of reproductive age as compared to men.-
dc.description.abstractThere has been widespread uptake of laparoscopic appendectomy in our hospital. This technique has reduced the rate of histologically normal appendicectomies due to intra-operative visualization of the appendix.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleEmergency appendicectomy in the era of laparoscopy: a one-year audit.en
dc.typeArticle In Pressen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Colorectal Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. zalhilli@rcsi.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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