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Surgical Endoscopy

, 23:916 | Cite as

E-NOTES appendectomy versus transvaginal appendectomy: similar cosmetic results but shorter complete recovery?

  • Pascal BucherEmail author
  • Sandrine Ostermann
  • François Pugin
  • Philippe Morel
Letter

Keywords

Cosmetic Result Active Female Sexual Abstinence Transvaginal Approach Excellent Cosmetic Result 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pascal Bucher
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sandrine Ostermann
    • 1
  • François Pugin
    • 1
  • Philippe Morel
    • 1
  1. 1.Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Department of SurgeryUniversity Hospital GenevaGenevaSwitzerland

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