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J Korean Soc Endosc Laparosc Surg. 2010 Dec;13(2):89-94. Korean. Original Article.
Jung WJ , Kim HJ , Kang WK , Cho HM , Kim JG , Oh ST , Lee SC .
Department of Surgery, Daejeon St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. zambo9@catholic.ac.kr
Department of Surgery, St. Vincent Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.
Department of Surgery, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

PURPOSE: With the big increase in laparoscopic skills and technology, many surgeons have recently began to adopt single port laparoscopic surgery for treating appendicitis due to the increased patient satisfaction and improved cosmesis. We determined if conventional appendectomy or single port laparoscopic appendectomy is the better treatment modality figure out which one will be. METHODS: The data was prospectively collected and retrospectively analyzed for all the patients who underwent single port laparoscopic appendectomy at our institute and this data was compared with that of the patients who had undergone conventional laparoscopic appendectomy. RESULTS: 55 patients underwent single port laparoscopic appendectomy and we collected the data of 76 patients who underwent conventional laparoscopic appendectomy. There were few differences between single port laparoscopic appendectomy and conventional laparoscopic appendectomy for the operation results. CONCLUSION: Single port laparoscopy appendectomy is feasible and safe with several benefits. It can be a good treatment modality for the management of appendicitis. Surgeons familiar with conventional laparoscopy can switch to single port laparoscopy for performing appendectomy without need of special skills or training to get over the learning curve.

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