Published online Nov 28, 2013. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v3.i3.47
Revised: September 2, 2013
Accepted: September 14, 2013
Published online: November 28, 2013
Core tip: Despite the increased use of the laparoscopic approach, open appendicectomy is an operation still performed on a large scale worldwide. Two main approaches exist for the stump closure, the simple ligation and the stump invagination. Compared to the simple ligation the invagination of the stump aim to provide an extra safety measure for the prevention of postoperative complications, but the study demonstrated that in cases of non-complicated appendicitis it increases the risks of postoperative ileus and does not decrease the wound infections rate.