Laparoscopic incidental appendectomy

Neil T. Welch, Ronald A. Hinder, Robert J. Fitzgibbons

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-118
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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