Meta-analysis of the Results of Randomized Controlled Trials that Compared Laparoscopic and Open Surgery for Acute Appendicitis
Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 08/20/2012
Evidence Based Medicine
Ohtani H et al. – Compared with open surgery, laparoscopic surgery for acute appendicitis was associated with earlier resumption of liquid and solid intake; shorter duration of postoperative hospital stay; a reduction in dose numbers of parenteral and oral analgesics; earlier return to normal activity, work, and normal life; decreased occurrence of wound infection; a better cosmesis; and similar hospital charges. Laparoscopic surgery may now be the standard treatment for acute appendicitis.