Background: Acute appendicitis (AA) is the leading cause of surgical acute abdomen worldwide. The present study was conducted to compare open and laparoscopic appendectomy cases. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted in the department of general surgery. It comprised of 84 cases of appendicitis. Patients were divided into 2 groups of 41 each. Group I underwent open appendectomy and group II underwent laparoscopic appendectomy. In both groups, length of hospital stay and any complications were recorded. Results: Mean age in group I was 46.3 years and in group II was 47.2 years, operative time in group I was 48.2 years and in group II was 42.5 years, hospital stay was 3.2 days and in group I and 4.6 days in group II. Wound infection was seen in 1.2 patients in group I and 3.4 in group II. Conclusion: Authors suggested that open and laparoscopic appendectomy can be performed in appendicitis cases. Operative time and hospital stay was less in group I than group II.
Key words: Appendicitis, Complications, Open appendectomy.
Received: 15 June, 2019 Revised: 02 July 2019 Accepted: 05 July 2019
Corresponding author: Dr. Rajesh Kumar Badal, Assistant Professor, Department of General Surgery, Govt. Medical College Datia, M.P. , India
This article may be cited as: Sharma MK, Badal RK. A Comparative Study of Open and Laparoscopic Appendectomy. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(9): 62-64.