Clinical Outcomes and Cost Analysis of Laparoscopic Versus Open Appendectomy for Treatment of Acute Appendectomy in St. Luke's Medical Center - Quezon City

Ma. Faustine J. Cabel , Jonathan Joy D. Adora
Annals of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery 2021;6:37 (20 July 2021)

With a lifetime incidence of 8.6% in men and 6.7% in women,
appendicitis is a significant public health concern (1). Acute Appendicitis is one of
the top 100 diagnosis requiring admission at St. Luke’s Medical Center Quezon
City (2). In our institution, there’s increasing number of cases performed via the
laparoscopic approach. Based from the institutional registry, 5% of appendectomies
were performed laparoscopically in 2014 reaching up to 25% in 2018.