Two-port laparoscopic appendectomy with the help of a needle grasper: better cosmetic results and fewer trocars than conventional laparoscopic appendectomy

Donmez T., Sunamak O., Ferahman S., Uludag S. S., Yildirim D., Hut A.

VIDEOSURGERY AND OTHER MINIINVASIVE TECHNIQUES, vol.11, no.2, pp.105-110, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Introduction: The two-port laparoscopic appendectomy technique (TPLA) lays between the conventional three-port trocar procedure and single-port laparoscopic appendectomy surgery. During TPLA, the appendix is suspended with stitches, resulting in perforation risk and difficulty in exploration.