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By Isoa Tudia Logavatu Medical officer
Namir Katkhouda, Rodney J Mason, Shirin Towfigh, Anna Gevorgyan, Rahila Essani
SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: The value of laparoscopy in appendicitis is not established. Studies suffer from multiple limitations. Our aim is to compare the safety and benefits of laparoscopic versus open appendectomy in a prospective randomized double blind study. METHODS: Two hundred forty-seven patients were analyzed following either laparoscopic or open appendectomy. A standardized wound dressing was applied blinding both patients and independent data collectors...
September 2005: Annals of Surgery
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