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Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Volume 2014, Article ID 138648, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/138648
Clinical Study

Laparoscopic Appendectomy versus Mini-Incision Appendectomy in Patients with Lower Body Mass Index and Noncomplicated Appendicitis

Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, İzmir University, 35520 Izmir, Turkey

Received 16 September 2014; Revised 17 November 2014; Accepted 25 November 2014; Published 14 December 2014

Academic Editor: Vikram Kate

Copyright © 2014 İsmail Özsan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Laparoscopic appendectomy has become favored over open surgical methods for its association with decreased postoperative pain, more rapid return to daily activities, and improved cosmetic results. Mini-incision appendectomy was being performed in our clinic for a long time especially in patients with noncomplicated appendicitis and in patients with appropriate body mass index. Although laparoscopy presents obvious advantages especially for obese patients and young women, with respect to the results of our study, mini-incision appendectomy seems to be an alternative for selected patient groups.