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by Claudio Canal, Maximilian Lempert, Dominique Lisa Birrer, Valentin Neuhaus, Matthias Turina.

The abstract of this paper was presented at the 106th Annual Congress of the Swiss Society of Surgery, held in 2019 in Bern, Switzerland.


  • The time of day of performing an appendectomy does not have any significant effect on complication rates.
  • A longer length of preoperative stay increases the risk of complications and mortality.
  • Night-time operations should be preferred over next-day scheduling.

Read more here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsu.2020.02.001