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Polish Journal of Surgery

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Volume 86, Issue 9


Results of Laparoscopic Appendectomies Performed with the Use of Titanium Clips for Closure of the Appendicular Stump

Marcin Strzałka
  • 2 Department of General Surgery, Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum in Cracow Kierownik: prof. dr hab. k. rembiasz
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/ Maciej Matyja
  • 2 Department of General Surgery, Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum in Cracow Kierownik: prof. dr hab. k. rembiasz
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Published Online: 2014-12-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/pjs-2014-0074


Nowadays laparoscopy is used frequently not only in elective surgery but also in abdominal emergencies, including acute appendicitis. There are several techniques used to close the appendicular stump during laparoscopic appendectomy.

The aim of the study was to present the results of minimally invasive appendectomies performed with the use of titanium clips.

material and methods. Patients operated on laparoscopically for acute appendicitis with the application of titanium clips between October 2012 and December 2013 were included in the study. We reviewed retrospectively patients` data including: age, sex, duration of the surgical procedure and hospital stay, mortality, intraoperative and postoperative complication rates.

Results. There were 93 patients (mean age=33.8 years, SD=15.23) in the analyzed group, including 60 men (mean age=33.5 years, SD= 15.07) and 33 women (mean age=33.9 years SD=15.26). The aver-age duration of the surgical procedure was 66 min (SD= 33.15). The average length of hospital stay was 3.38 days (SD=1.62). No intraoperative complications were observed in the analyzed group. Post-operative complication rate was low (6 cases, 6.5%). No mortality was observed.

Conclusions. Laparoscopic appendectomy with the application of titanium clips for closure of the appendicular stump is safe, associated with low complication rates and should be considered as a routine technique in everyday surgical practice.

Key words:: laparoscopic appendectomy; titanium clips; results


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* Adress correspondence: 31-501 Kraków, ul. Kopernika 21

Received: 2014-07-26

Published Online: 2014-12-18

Citation Information: Polish Journal of Surgery, Volume 86, Issue 9, Pages 418–421, ISSN (Online) 0032-373X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/pjs-2014-0074.

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