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Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
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Hybrid appendectomy with classic trocar on McBurney’s point

Mehmet Emin Gunes, Feyzullah Ersoz, Yigit Duzkoylu, Soykan Arikan, Coskun Cakir, Ali Emre Nayci

Videosurgery Miniinv 2018; 13 (1): 57–61
Online publish date: 2017/09/26
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Introduction
Appendectomy is still the most commonly performed intra-abdominal operation worldwide. Interestingly, it has not reached the same popularity as other laparoscopic surgical procedures. Although multiple techniques have been described, a standard approach has not been described for the laparoscopic technique yet.

Aim
To perform hybrid appendectomy for acute appendicitis on McBurney’s point, aiming to perform an easier and quicker procedure while limiting the trauma to the abdominal wall by obtaining the advantages of both laparoscopic and open techniques.

Material and methods
We retrospectively evaluated the results of 24 patients on whom we had performed hybrid appendectomy with an optical trocar on McBurney’s point for acute appendicitis in 1 year in terms of demographics, operative time, complications, hospital stay and cosmetic results.

Results
Twenty-one of the patients underwent hybrid appendectomy with a one-optic trocar on McBurney’s point. The mean operative time was 21.4 ±6.2 min. We did not encounter any postoperative complications in any of the patients. The median hospital stay was 1.2 ±1.0 days. The postoperative scar was minimal.

Conclusions
This technique is defined in the literature for the first time, and it is easy and feasible for the surgeons. It may reduce the operative time and costs when compared to the conventional laparoscopic technique, but prospective studies with more patients are needed for more certain results.

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laparoscopic surgery, appendectomy, hybrid, conventional

  
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