Update on Transumbilical Single-Incision Laparoscopic Assisted Appendectomy (TULAA) – Which Children Benefit and What are the Complications?
Background Transumbilical laparoscopic-assisted appendectomy (TULAA) is fast and cost-effective since no endoloops, staplers or wound protection devices are used. We analyzed the effects of TULAA as first approach for perforated (PA) and non-perforated (NPA) appendicitis in children.
Patients We performed a retrospective analysis of 181 children for whom TULAA was the first approach for appendicitis between October 2010 and March 2016.
Methods Morbidity, additional laparoscopic instrument insertion (...weiterlesen ...