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Laparoscopic appendectomy
Author(s): Kent F. Richards; Brent J. Christensen
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Paper Abstract

The accurate and timely diagnosis of acute appendicitis remains a difficult clinical dilemma. Misdiagnosis rates of up to 40% are not unusual. Laparoscopic appendectomy provides a definitive diagnosis and an excellent method for routine removal of the appendix with very low morbidity and patient discomfort.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1421, Lasers in Urology, Laparoscopy, and General Surgery, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43929
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Kent F. Richards, LDS Hospital/Univ. of Utah (United States)
Brent J. Christensen, LDS Hospital/Univ. of Utah (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1421:
Lasers in Urology, Laparoscopy, and General Surgery
Graham M. Watson; Rudolf W. Steiner; Joseph J. Pietrafitta, Editor(s)

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