Optimal stump management in laparoscopic appendectomy: a network meta-analysis by the Minimally Invasive Surgery Synthesis of Interventions and Outcomes Network. Surgery 2017: 162: 994-1005.

Published: 17th May 2018

Authors: Antoniou SA, Mavridis D, Hajibandeh S, Antoniou GA, Gorter R, Tenhagen M et al.


There were 43 RCTs with over 5000 appendicectomies included. Suture ligation was the most effective way to minimize subsequent infection.

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