Shashirekha CA ; Ravikiran HR ; Sankar Vikas ; Prasad Krishna ; Sreeramulu PN
Sathanantham Dinesh Kumar, A comparison of complications between Laproscopic appendicectomy and Open appendicectomy.(2017)SDRP Journal Of Anesthesia & Surgery 1(1)
Laparoscopic appendicectomy was first described by Semm in 1982. Since the time of its inception it has struggled to prove its supremacy over open technique. This is due to the fact that open apendicectomy is done by a small right iliac fossa incision most of the times and postoperative period is usually uneventful. While the complications that occur with both the techniques are same i.e. superficial or deep surgical site infections, the incidence of these infections is hypothesized to be less with laparoscopic appendicectomy. There are a number of randomized studies, meta-analyses and systematic reviews comparing the two techniques but the heterogeneity of the measured variables and other weaknesses in the methodology have not allowed to draw definitive conclusions and generalizations.