Laparoscopic Appendectomy in Italy: An Appraisal of 26,863 Cases

Ferdinando Agresta, Paolo De Simone, Leonardo Leone, Alberto Arezzo, Antonio Biondi, Luca Bottero, Fausto Catena, Giovanni Conzo, Gianmattia Del Genio, Alberto Fersini, Mario Guerrieri, Giovanni Illomei, Pietro Tonelli, Marco Vitellaro, Giovanni Docimo, Antonio Crucitti

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Objective: To evaluate the practice of laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) in Italy. Methods: On behalf of the Italian Society of Young Surgeons (SPIGC), an audit of LA was carried out through a written questionnaire sent to 800 institutions in Italy. The questions concerned the diffusion of laparoscopic surgery and LA over the period 1990 through 2001, surgery-related morbidity and mortality rates, indications for LA, the diagnostic algorithm adopted prior to surgery, and use of LA among young surgeons (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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