Laparoscopic appendectomy using a single umbilical puncture (minilaparoscopy)

J Reprod Med. 1992 Jul;37(7):588-94.


The surgical outcome of the first 25 patients in whom the Pelosi single-puncture laparoscopic appendectomy technique was employed demonstrates the new approach as a safe, inexpensive and effective alternative to the currently used multiple-puncture method. The results suggest single-puncture (minilaparoscopy) operative endoscopy as the ultimate goal in the progression of minimally invasive surgery.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Appendectomy / methods*
  • Appendix / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy / methods*
  • Middle Aged