A Quality of Life Comparison of Laparoscopic and Open Approaches in Acute Appendicitis : A Randomised Prospective Study


Kaplan M., Salman B., Yilmaz T. U. , Oguz M.

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, vol.109, no.3, pp.356-363, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 109 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00015458.2009.11680439
  • Journal Name: ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.356-363
  • Keywords: Appendectomy, laparoscopy, quality of life, DIAGNOSTIC LAPAROSCOPY, OPEN APPENDECTOMY, CONTROLLED-TRIALS, PATIENT, PAIN

Abstract

Background and objectives : The study aimed to evaluate the utility of a laparoscopic approach in the management of patients with right lower abdominal pain and in the quality of life after the operation.