Laparoscopic Appendectomy

appendectomy Acute Appendicitis is a common pathology presenting with acute onset of pain, nausea and vomiting. , investigations are an adjunct to diagnosis.

The main stay of treatment of Acute Appendicitis is removal of the inflamed appendix: either by laparoscopy or by open technique.

Laparoscopic Appendectomy is done under general anaesthesia.

    Advantages
  1. Less morbidity/pain postoperative compared to open surgery
  2. Earlier recovery
  3. Cosmetically better as small inconspicuous scars

 

    Complications
  1. Bleeding
  2. Wound infection
  3. Hernias
  4. Unintended injury to adjacent structures such as colon or small intestine may occur and may require another surgical procedure to repair it.