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J Minim Invasive Surg. 2016 Mar;19(1):9-13. English. Original Article.
Kim TA , Sung TY , Kang WM , Ahn SM .
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Specialized Center, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Anyang, Korea.
Department of Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

PURPOSE: We attempted to evaluate the outcomes of a newly inaugurated surgical technique of laparoscopic pyloromyotomy with microscope and stab incision (MS-LP) with right upper quadrant transverse open pyloromyotomy (RT-OP), which were performed in a single institution. METHODS: The outcome variables in terms of total anesthesia time, operative time, postoperative emesis, time to full-enteral feeding, postoperative hospital stay, cosmetic result score, medical cost, and postoperative wound complications were compared between the MS-LP and RT-OP groups. RESULTS: Fifty-one consecutive pyloromyotomy cases were enrolled; MS-LP (n=33) and RT-OP (n=18). There was no difference in age, pyloric thickness, and preoperative electrolyte levels between the two groups. The total anesthesia time and operative time of MS-LP were not significantly longer than that of RT-OP. Time to full-enteral feeding and postoperative hospital stay were shorter in MS-LP (20.0±18.3 vs. 35.3±14.8 hrs. and 2.4±1.3 vs. 3.4±1.2 days; p=0.047 and 0.050, respectively). The cosmetic result score and medical cost were significantly higher in MS-LP (9.1±1.0 vs. 7.3±1.2 in terms of scores and 3,501,950±1,093,147 vs. 2,522,474±68,605 in terms of KRW; p=0.001 and 0.021, respectively). No difference in postoperative wound complications was observed between the two groups. CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic pyloromyotomy with microscope and stab incision may suggest recovery benefits with a shorter time to full-enteral feeding and postoperative hospital stay, as well as better cosmetic results than RT-OP. However, MS-LP may induce higher costs.

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