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World J Surg Proced. Jul 28, 2013; 3(2): 8-12
Published online Jul 28, 2013. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v3.i2.8
Reduced port surgery for appendectomy: Early experience and surgical technique
Shinichiro Mori, Kenji Baba, Shigehiro Yanagita, Yoshiaki Kita, Kosei Maemura, Yuko Mataki, Yasuto Uchikado, Hiroshi Okumura, Akihiro Nakajyo, Shoji Natsugoe, Sonshin Takao, Kuniaki Aridome
Shinichiro Mori, Kenji Baba, Shigehiro Yanagita, Yoshiaki Kita, Kosei Maemura, Yuko Mataki, Yasuto Uchikado, Hiroshi Okumura, Shoji Natsugoe, Tetsuhiro Nakajyo, Department of Digestive Surgery, Breast and Thyroid Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima 890-8520, Japan
Sonshin Takao, Frontier Science Research Center, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima 890-8520, Japan
Kuniaki Aridome, Department of Surgery, Nanpuh Hospital, NKagoshima 892-8512, Japan
Author contributions: Mori S and Baba K contributed equally to this work; Mori S, Baba K, Yanagita S, Kita Y, Maemura K, Mataki Y, Uchikado Y, Okumura H, Nakajyo T, Takao S, Aridome K and Natsugoe S designed the study; Mori S and Baba K analyzed the data; Mori S, Takao S and Natsugoe S wrote the paper.
Correspondence to: Shinichiro Mori, MD, PhD, Department of Digestive Surgery, Breast and Thyroid Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kagoshima University, Sakuragaoka 8-35-1, Kagoshima 890-8520, Japan. morishin@m3.kufm.kagoshima-u.ac.jp
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Received: February 4, 2013
Revised: April 25, 2013
Accepted: June 5, 2013
Published online: July 28, 2013
Core Tip

Core tip: Our experience and surgical technique suggest that laparoscopic appendectomy via reduced port surgery is a safe and feasible procedure for patients with appendicitis. Although the present study showed that this procedure offers cosmetic advantages and technical simplicity, the effectiveness and feasibility of this method should be assessed in randomized trials.