Cosmetic outcomes following appendectomy in children: A comparison of surgical techniques

Nicole M. Chandler, Sharon R. Ghazarian, Tracy M. King, Paul D. Danielson

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Abstract

Background: Although cosmetic superiority is widely stated as an advantage of single-incision laparoscopy, there are limited studies looking at cosmetic outcome. We sought to determine patients' cosmetic satisfaction after undergoing appendectomy by the single-incision laparoscopic appendectomy (SILA), multiport laparoscopic appendectomy (LA), or open appendectomy (OA) procedure. Patients and Methods: Five hundred eighty pediatric patients who underwent appendectomy at a single institution between February 2010 and July 2011 were identified and asked to complete the Patient Scar Assessment Scale (PSAS), a validated evaluation tool for linear scars. In addition, patients were asked the "Ultimate Question" (UQ), which correlates with a patient's overall satisfaction. Linear regression models were used to examine differences between surgical approaches with statistical significance set at P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)584-588
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques
Volume24
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2014

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Appendectomy
Cosmetics
Patient Satisfaction
Cicatrix
Linear Models
Laparoscopy
Pediatrics

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  • Medicine(all)

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Cosmetic outcomes following appendectomy in children : A comparison of surgical techniques. / Chandler, Nicole M.; Ghazarian, Sharon R.; King, Tracy M.; Danielson, Paul D.

In: Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques, Vol. 24, No. 8, 01.08.2014, p. 584-588.

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Chandler, Nicole M. ; Ghazarian, Sharon R. ; King, Tracy M. ; Danielson, Paul D. / Cosmetic outcomes following appendectomy in children : A comparison of surgical techniques. In: Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques. 2014 ; Vol. 24, No. 8. pp. 584-588.
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