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Single-Incision Laparoscopic Appendectomy

  • Enders Kwok-wai NgEmail author
  • Anthony Yuen-bun Teoh
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Abstract

Acute appendicitis is one of the most common abdominal surgical emergencies in modern hospital practice. The estimated incidence ranges from 7 to 12 % in the populations of the USA and Europe. It is most common between the ages of 5 and 40, with a median age at 28 years. Approximately 8 % of the population in the developed world can expect to undergo appendectomy for acute appendicitis during their lifetime. Though a slight male preponderance is reported, operation based on a presumptive diagnosis of appendicitis is more common in women, mainly because of other mimicking pelvic conditions.

Keywords

Acute Appendicitis Laparoscopic Appendectomy Laparoscopic Instrument Suspected Appendicitis Wound Retractor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryPrince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong

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