Abstract

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.

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