Is single port incisionless-intracorporeal conventional equipment-endoscopic surgery feasible in patients with retrocecal acute appendicitis?


Karakus S. C. , Kilincaslan H., Koku N., Ertaskin I.

JOURNAL OF THE KOREAN SURGICAL SOCIETY, vol.85, no.2, pp.80-83, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 85 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.4174/jkss.2013.85.2.80
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE KOREAN SURGICAL SOCIETY
  • Page Numbers: pp.80-83

Abstract

Purpose: Since laparoscopic appendectomy was first described, various modifications, such as single port incisionless-intracorporeal conventional equipment-endoscopic surgery (SPICES), have been described for reducing pain and improving cosmetic results. In the retrocecal and retrocolic positions, attachments to the lateral peritoneum and cecum may lead to difficulties during SPICES, which is performed with only one port. Here, we present the effects of variations in the position of the vermiform appendix in treating acute appendicitis with SPICES.