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Laparoscopic appendicectomy

Appendicectomy is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the world. Appendix is a small wormlike outpouching from the caecum which when inflamed or infected results in symptoms of appendicitis.


Symptoms: Most commonly patients have anorexia, nausea, vomiting, periumbilical pain which later shifts to right lower abdomen, fever etc.


Indications for surgery: If not contraindicated , all patients must undergo surgery to prevent rupture of the appendix and spread of peritonitis.


Contraindications :


Unstable patient


Presence of appendicular lump: requires conservative management and interval appendicectomy after a few weeks


Pregnancy first trimester


Complications: Are seen more commonly in elderly and very young patients.


1.Bleeding


2. Surgical site wound infection: especially in case of gangrenous or perforated appendix


3.Intra-abdominal abscess: especially in case of gangrenous or perforated appendix


4.Bowel injury


5.Fistula formation


6.incisional hernia


7.stump appendicitis: if a long stump is left behind


Advantages of laparoscopy:


Shorter length of stay


Earlier return of bowel function


Earlier return to routine activity


Lesser incidence of wound infections

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