Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 6–9

Modified laparoscopic appendectomy in surgery

A report on 388 operations
  • F. Götz
  • A. Pier
  • C. Bacher
Original Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF00591402

Cite this article as:
Götz, F., Pier, A. & Bacher, C. Surg Endosc (1990) 4: 6. doi:10.1007/BF00591402

Summary

Laparoscopic appendectomy, introduced in gynecology by Semm in 1982, has been modified and practiced in our surgical ward since May 1987 in more than 450 patients suffering from all stages of acute and chronic vermix diseases. We report our data on the first series of 388 operations, in which we had the encouraging experience that laparoscopic appendectomy is a practicable and reasonable alternative to routine surgery.

Key words

Laparoscopic appendectomy Acute and chronic appendicitis Minimally invasive surgery Appendectomy 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Götz
    • 1
  • A. Pier
    • 1
  • C. Bacher
    • 1
  1. 1.Chirurgische Abteilung im St. Josef KrankenhausLinnichFederal Republic of Germany

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