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Appendectomy in Children Performed by Residents in the Era of Laparoscopic Surgery

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nicolaj Markus Stilling, Odense University Hospital Identifier:
First received: August 2, 2012
Last updated: August 3, 2012
Last verified: August 2012

Introduction: An increasing proportion of childhood appendicitis is treated with laparoscopic appendectomy (LA). The investigators wanted to elucidate the outcome of childhood appendicitis treated primarily by residents in a university hospital.

Material and methods: All children (age<16 years) treated surgically with appendectomy in our department between January 2006 and January 2011 were retrospectively identified. Readmission, reoperation or postoperative length of stay (LOS) exceeding five days were considered as non-satisfactory outcomes.

Intraabdominal Abscess
Wound Infection

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Appendectomy in Children Performed by Residents in the Era of Laparoscopic Surgery

Further study details as provided by Nicolaj Markus Stilling, Odense University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Surgical complications [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

Enrollment: 390
Study Start Date: January 2006
Study Completion Date: January 2011
Primary Completion Date: January 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
open appendectomy
laparscopic appendectomy


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 15 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
children 0-15 years of age having an appendectomy

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age below 16 years. operated on suspicion of appendicitis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • appendectomy for causes other than suspicion of appendicitis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01657565

Odense University Hospital
Odense, Fyn, Denmark, 5000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Odense University Hospital
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Nicolaj Markus Stilling, Doctor, Odense University Hospital Identifier: NCT01657565     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ED209
Appendectomy in children ( Registry Identifier: NMS OUH )
Study First Received: August 2, 2012
Last Updated: August 3, 2012

Keywords provided by Nicolaj Markus Stilling, Odense University Hospital:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wound Infection
Abdominal Abscess
Wounds and Injuries
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