Single-Port Laparoscopy-Assisted Appendectomy in Children: A Method Described

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Single-incision laparoscopic appendectomy (SILA) has gained popularity in children, and several different techniques have been described, including intracorporeal and extracorporeal techniques and single-channel and multi-channel single-port techniques. However, there has been a concern that exteriorizing an infected appendix through the umbilical channel would increase the risk of postoperative wound infections. This report aims to describe a technique for single-port laparoscopy-assisted appendectomy (SPLAA) using an operative laparoscope and conventional laparoscopic instruments, as well as a VersaStep™ sheath to protect the wound edge while removing the appendix from the abdomen.


External organisations
  • Skåne University Hospital
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Surgery: Open Access
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch