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Appendectomy

  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
  • Jameson L. Chassin
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Abstract

Appendectomy is performed for acute appendicitis as well as appendiceal abscess, mucocele of appendix, and adenocarcinoma and carcinoid appendix. This chapter describes technique and pitfalls for this operation.

Keywords

Acute Appendicitis Laparoscopic Appendectomy Rectus Muscle Rectus Sheath Pelvic Abscess 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
    • 1
  • Jameson L. Chassin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of MedicineUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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