Results of the Elective Laparoscopic Appendectomy in Unexplained Pains in the Right Hypogastrium

Authors: L. Plánka;  J. Tůma;  V. Rak;  P. Gál
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika dětské chirurgie, ortopedie a traumatologie FN Brno, přednosta kliniky prof. MUDr. P. Gál, Ph. D.
Published in: Rozhl. Chir., 2006, roč. 85, č. 7, s. 343-346.
Category: Monothematic special - Original


The aim of this study is to assess results of surgical therapy in female patients with clinical diagnoses of unexplained pains in the right hypogastrium.

Study group:
The study was conducted with a group of female patients, who were indicated for elective laparoscopic appendectomy. All girls underwent complete laboratory and clinical examinations prior to the procedure, and, later, histological findings and peroperative findings were added. The patient group was then re-examined retrospectively. All procedures were conducted at the Clinic of Paediatric Surgery, Orthopaedics and Traumatology in Brno.

A follow-up examination of clinical symptoms was the primary method in the study. After 3 years of the procedure, the girls were asked to fill in a questionnaire, including 5 questions with pre-defined answers. Complete records of 67 female patients were obtained during the period 1997–2000.

Results and Conclusion:
Over 80% of the enquired female patients experienced no further symptoms. The study confirmed positive effects of elective appendectomies in unexplained pains in the right hypogastrium.

Key words:
laparoscopy – appendectomy – appendicopathy

Surgery Orthopaedics Trauma surgery
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