Transvaginal Appendectomy

Conditions:Other Indications, Gastrointestinal
Therapuetic Areas:Gastroenterology, Other
Age Range:18 - 65
Start Date:August 2008
End Date:December 2011

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The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility and safety of transvaginal
appendectomy and determine and compare the postoperative pain and quality of life after
surgery to standard laparoscopic transabdominal appendectomy.

Inclusion Criteria:

- ultrasound or CT-based diagnosis of acute or chronic appendicitis

- ASA classification 1 or 2

Exclusion Criteria:

- BMI >35

- on Immunosuppressive meds or immunocompromised

- on blood thinners or aspirin or abnormal coagulation tests

- h/o ectopic pregnancy, PID or endometriosis

- prior open abdominal surgery or transvaginal surgery

- with diffuse peritonitis

- evidence of abscess

- retroflexed uterus

- non english speaking
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