• Users Online: 157
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Contacts Login 
ORIGINAL ARTICLE

A comparison of absorbable polymetric clips and metallic clips in laparoscopic appendectomy


1 Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Cardinal Tien Hospital; Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2 Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Kuo-Feng Hsu,
Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, No. 325, Sec. 2, Cheng.Kung Road, Neihu 114, Taipei
Taiwan
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jmedsci.jmedsci_372_21

Background: Laparoscopic appendectomy is the most common emergent surgery, and various techniques were used for the closure of appendicular stump and appendiceal artery. Aim: This study aimed to compare the clinical impacts of absorbable polymeric clips and traditional metallic clips. Methods: We reviewed the laparoscopic appendectomies performed from June 2020 to May 2021 in a medical center. We analyzed the characteristics and intraoperative and postoperative data of patients receiving absorbable or metallic clips during laparoscopic appendectomy. Results: A total of 120 patients were enrolled in this study. Fifty-nine patients received lapro-clips for the ligation of appendicular stump and artery (Group A), whereas 61 patients received titanium clips (Group B). The operative time for both groups was 63.6 ± 18.9 min and 65.5 ± 19.2 min, respectively (P = 0.586). There was no significant difference in postoperative complications (P = 0.958). The length of hospital stay for each group was 3.07 ± 1.14 days and 2.90 ± 1.18 days, respectively (P = 0.435). Conclusion: The application of absorbable polymetric clips is feasible and safe with the additional benefit of leaving no foreign body for the closure of appendicular stump and ligation of appendiceal artery for laparoscopic appendectomy.


 

  Search Pubmed for
 
    -  Feng TY
    -  Wang SC
    -  Liao GS
    -  Chen TW
    -  Chan DC
    -  Hsu KF
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed213    
    PDF Downloaded12    

Recommend this journal