The aim of the study is to compare open appendicectomy and laparoscopic appendicectomy with respect to Duration of the operative procedure, Analgesic requirement, Post-operative Complications, Duration of hospital stay, Cost factor involved.
Materials and Methods: The study subject consists of the patients admitted in the surgical wards of all units of our institute, involved 50 cases that were consecutively selected, where the investigator was a part of the surgical team managing the patients, by using random sampling technique.
Results: The mean age of the patients in two groups was 27.2 and 25.5 years respectively. Duration of surgery was 54 min in the open group and 71 min in the laparoscopy group. This difference was statistically significant (P<0.01). Average pain score was 2.72 in open group as compared to 1.21 in laparoscopic group with P< 0.001 which was significant. The duration of analgesics used parenteral and oral in days were on an average 6.44 and 2.2 for open and laparoscopic group respectively.
Conclusion: Overall laparoscopic appendicectomy is better than appendicectomy in selected patients with acute or recurrent appendicitis.