Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, December 4th, 2005
LA "is a safe and effective procedure, as both a diagnostic and therapeutic tool," which "seems to be more effective than the corresponding open procedure," surgeons in Italy explained.
To confirm the superiority of LA, S. Olmi and colleagues working at Ospedale Gerardo in Monza evaluated "a group of patients randomly allocated either to LA or to open appendectomy (OA)."
"From January 1998 to December 2002, 252 consecutive and nonselected patients, 155 women and 97 men, were randomized either to LA or OA," according to the study...
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