The benefits and risks of laparoscopic incidental appendectomy are discussed. We believe a case for laparoscopic incidental appendectomy can be made for patients undergoing diagnostic laparoscopy for lower abdominal pain in whom either no cause is found, or in whom a cause other than appendicitis is discovered. No benefit from incidental appendectomy can be shown for patients undergoing laparoscopy for other disorders.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques|
|State||Published - Jun 1991|
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