Appendectomy is the most common abdominal operation performed in
emergency basis . The advantage of laparoscopic technique over the conventional
open surgery technique has already been proven especially in women and obese
patients . The further improved version at present is the introduction of Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS). It is a new technique developed for performing
operations without a visible scar and has become an area of active research and
interest within general surgeons community.
A number of procedures such as cholecystectomy, appendectomy and etc
have been currently being performed using this method. In Single Incision
Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS) appendectomy, it may be more advantageous to the
patients by eliminating the scars and potentially diminishing postoperative pain since
there is only one wound. However, the role of the SILS appendectomy is still evolving
since all published reports of the technique should be regarded as preliminary . More
studies evaluating the technique in different clinical situations as well as randomized
controlled trials are needed in order to assess the real benefits of the SILS
appendectomy in general surgical practice.
Here, we reviewed the feasibility and acceptance among surgeons towards
the technique of single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) in the diagnosis and
treatment of acute appendicitis.