Outcome and Quality of Life in Obese Patients Underwent Laparoscopic vs. Open Appendectomy

S

Suez Canal University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Obesity
Appendicitis Acute

Treatments

Procedure: appendectomy

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT05434988
4245/2020

Details and patient eligibility

About

Although obesity is a popular reason for choosing laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) versus open appendectomy (OA), however, the question of whether there is a difference remains. The goal of the present study is to investigate if there is a difference between OA and LA in obese patients. In the present study, Fifty-eight obese patients were diagnosed with acute appendicitis according to Alvarado score at the department of surgery at Suez Canal university hospitals from March 2020 till August 2021were included. The study participants were assigned to two groups, after their approval: LA and OA. The investigators hypothesized that evaluating the Outcome and Quality of life of laparoscopic appendectomy for the obese patients would be a potential step for standardization of the laparoscopic approach for obese patients who are arranged for appendectomy.

Full description

Although obesity is a popular reason for choosing laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) versus open appendectomy (OA), however, the question of whether there is a difference remains. The investigators' goal is to investigate if there is a difference between OA and LA in obese patients. Fifty-eight obese patients were diagnosed with acute appendicitis according to Alvarado score at the department of surgery at Suez Canal university hospitals from March 2020 till August 2021were included. The study participants were assigned to two groups, LA and OA. This study aimed to compare LA and OA regarding intraoperative complications, length of hospital stays, post-operative pain, and rate of postoperative complications. Meanwhile, using the SF-36 scoring questionnaire, the quality of life was compared between both groups.

Enrollment

58 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 40 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Patients aged between 18-40 years, with BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2 and diagnosed as acute appendicitis according to Alvarado score i.e., history of right lower quadrant pain or peri-umbilical pain shifting to the right lower quadrant with nausea and/or vomiting, fever of more than 38ºC, right lower quadrant guarding, and tenderness on physical examination and/or leukocytosis above 10,000 cells per ml were included.

Exclusion criteria

The investigators excluded patients with a bleeding tendency., previous lower abdominal surgery, abdominal tuberculosis, mass formation either clinically or by ultrasound, end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients, and patients who refused to participate in the study

Trial design

58 participants in 2 patient groups

Laparoscopic appendectomy
Description:
The laparoscopic appendectomy group is the group that includes patients who underwent appendectomy using the laparoscopic approach
Treatment:
Procedure: appendectomy
Open appendectomy
Description:
The open appendectomy group is the group that includes patients who underwent appendectomy using laparoscopic approach
Treatment:
Procedure: appendectomy

Trial contacts and locations

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