Transumbilical Laparoscopic Assisted Appendectomy Compared w
Acute appendicitis (AA) remains the leading cause of nontraumatic surgical acute abdomen. The commonly recognized advantages of laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) compared to the conventional approach would be: reduction of postoperative pain, shorter hospital stay, faster return to professional activities, lower overall costs and promote better cosmetic results. However, LA demands increased surgical time, operative cost is higher and it is technically more difficult when compared with the conventional technique....