Article Abstract

Burying the appendiceal stump during appendicectomy: state of art

Authors: Valerio Aceti, Alessandro Boscarelli


Appendicectomy is the most common surgical procedure performed by both pediatric and general surgeons. First open appendectomy for appendicitis was reported by McBurney in 1894 and it has remained the gold standard treatment over many years (1). Currently, surgical management for appendicitis can be safely performed with open or minimally invasive approaches. Particularly, first minimally invasive appendicectomy was reported in an adult patient by Semm in 1983 (2).