Laparoscopic bipolar strip-tease appendicectomy - A new endosurgical technique

H. L. Tan, O. Segawa, J. E. Stein

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Abstract

Since its conception, several techniques have been described for laparoscopic appendicectomy. We describe a technique which utilizes a 5-mm bipolar forceps designed to coagulate and cut tissues at the same time; 50 pediatric patients underwent laparoscopic appendicectomy for acute appendicitis using this "stripping and teasing" technique. No bleeding complications occurred. There were only two postoperative abscesses in the series. We believe that the bipolar laparoscopic striptease appendicectomy technique as developed by the senior author is safe, quick, and effective, even for severe appendicitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1301-1303
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Endoscopy
Volume9
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Appendicitis
Surgical Instruments
Abscess
Pediatrics
Hemorrhage

Keywords

  • Bipolar "striptease" technique
  • Laparoscopic appendicectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Laparoscopic bipolar strip-tease appendicectomy - A new endosurgical technique. / Tan, H. L.; Segawa, O.; Stein, J. E.

In: Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 9, No. 12, 12.1995, p. 1301-1303.

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Tan, H. L. ; Segawa, O. ; Stein, J. E. / Laparoscopic bipolar strip-tease appendicectomy - A new endosurgical technique. In: Surgical Endoscopy. 1995 ; Vol. 9, No. 12. pp. 1301-1303.
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