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Minimally Invasive Surgery
Volume 2013, Article ID 165108, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/165108
Clinical Study

Laparoscopic-Assisted Single-Port Appendectomy in Children: It Is a Safe and Cost-Effective Alternative to Conventional Laparoscopic Techniques?

Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Children’s Hospital Basel, Spitalstrasse 33, 4056 Basel, Switzerland

Received 24 April 2013; Accepted 4 October 2013

Academic Editor: Peng Hui Wang

Copyright © 2013 Sergio B. Sesia and Frank-Martin Haecker. 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.

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