Medical Specialty:
Gastroenterology

Sample Name: Laparoscopic Appendectomy - 2


Description: Appendicitis. Laparoscopic appendectomy. Infraumbilical incision was performed and taken down to the fascia. The fascia was incised. The peritoneal cavity was carefully entered. Two other ports were placed in the right and left lower quadrants.
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PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Appendicitis.

POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Appendicitis.

PROCEDURE PERFORMED: Laparoscopic appendectomy.

ANESTHESIA: General.

COMPLICATIONS: None.

ESTIMATED BLOOD LOSS: Minimal.

PROCEDURE IN DETAIL: The patient was prepped and draped in sterile fashion. Infraumbilical incision was performed and taken down to the fascia. The fascia was incised. The peritoneal cavity was carefully entered. Two other ports were placed in the right and left lower quadrants. The appendix was readily identified, and the base of the appendix as well as the mesoappendix was divided with the Endo GIA stapler and brought out through the umbilical wound with the Endocatch bag.

All hemostasis was further reconfirmed. No leakage of enteral contents was noted. All trocars were removed under direct visualization. The umbilical fascia was closed with interrupted 0 Vicryl sutures. The skin was closed with 4-0 Monocryl subcuticular stitch and dressed with Steri-Strips and 4 x 4's. The patient was extubated and taken to the recovery area in stable condition. The patient tolerated the procedure well.

Keywords: gastroenterology, mesoappendix, endocatch, laparoscopic appendectomy, appendix, umbilical, laparoscopic, appendectomy, appendicitis, fascia, infraumbilical,