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World J Gastrointest Surg. Oct 27, 2015; 7(10): 267-272
Published online Oct 27, 2015. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v7.i10.267
Laparoscopic vs mini-incision open appendectomy
Fatih Çiftçi
Fatih Çiftçi, Vocational School of Health Services, Istanbul Gelisim University, Istanbul 34306, Turkey
Author contributions: Çiftçi F designed research; performed research; contributed to new reagents or analytic tools; analyzed data; wrote the paper; performed surgical operations.
Supported by General Surgery Department Safa Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Safa Hospital Institutional Review Board.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Çiftçi F hasn’t received fees for serving as a speaker, any of organisations. Çiftçi F hasn’t received research funding from any of organisations. Çiftçi F isn’t any employee of organisations.
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Correspondence to: Fatih Çiftçi, MD, Assistant Professor, Vocational School of Health Services, Istanbul Gelisim University, Basaksehir Mah., Erciyes Sok. No 15, Daire 24, Basaksehir, Istanbul 34306, Turkey.
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Received: March 27, 2015
Peer-review started: March 28, 2015
First decision: April 24, 2015
Revised: May 10, 2015
Accepted: August 28, 2015
Article in press: September 7, 2015
Published online: October 27, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Acute appendicitis is mostly encountered disease in a daily routine. Researchs regarding decreasing morbidity and mortality are still needed, although it is very well known. Hospital stay, operation time, postoperative complication rates are important for the management of acute appendicitis. Therefore, we suggest that laparoscopic appendectomy should be accepted as a standard treatment for acute appendicitis. Mini-incision appendectomy is an alternative for a select group of patients.