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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 76-79

SILACIG: A novel technique of single-incision laparoscopic appendicectomy based on institutional experience of 29 cases

1 Department of General Surgery, Mamata Medical College and Hospital (MMC/MGH), Khammam, India
2 Department of Endocrine Surgery, Mamata Medical College and Hospital (MMC/MGH), Khammam, India

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P R K Bhargav
Endocrine and Metabolic Surgery, Mamata Medical College and Superspeciality Hospital, Khammam
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.110967

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Introduction: More reports of single-incision laparoscopic appendectomy are appearing in literature as it is an improvement over multiport laparoscopy in further reducing the trauma to abdomen. But, most of techniques require expensive gadgets like commercial ports and manoeuverable instruments, which are not available at many centres. In this context, a feasibility study of our own operative technique of single-incision laparoscopic appendectomy with less expensive conventional instrumentation was conducted at a single centre. Materials and Methods: This prospective study was carried out in tertiary care teaching institute of a semi-urban area in South India over a period of 1 year from March 2011 to February 2012. Twenty-nine patients of appendicitis were included in this study. Based on the principles of single-incision laparoscopy, we developed a glove port utilizing readily available operation theatre equipment. Results: Mean operative time was 56±12 minutes. Mean age of subjects was 34±15 years. M: F ratio was 2:1. There was no significant perioperative morbidity or mortality. Mean follow-up period was 8 months. Conclusion: Our initial experience with this technique of single-incision laparoscopic appendectomy demonstrates its feasibility, safety at a very low cost.


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