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DEULOFEU BETANCOURT, Benjamín et al. Critical observations regarding videolaparoscopic appendicectomy. MEDISAN [online]. 2015, vol.19, n.9, pp.1149-1157. ISSN 1029-3019.

Acute appendicitis is the most common cause of acute abdomen requiring immediate surgical treatment. Although many patients have received the benefits of the videolaparoscopic appendicectomy, there are controversies regarding its systematic use in this disease. To achieve this, a literature review was carried out in which some updated elements on this technique are exposed, which, given its diagnostic and therapeutic usefulness, is progressively occupying its place as election procedure in any phase during the morbid process. All these justifies the necessity of deepening in the main cognitive aspects related to this topic, because this is the way to rise the assistance quality in hospitals and, with that premise, to have uniform performance protocols that will benefit those who present this frequent disease

Palabras clave : acute appendicitis; appendicectomy; surgical treatment; conventional surgery; videolaparoscopic surgery; emergency medical services; secondary health care.

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