Evaluation of the open and laparoscopic appendectomy operations with respect to their effect on serum IL-6 levels

Bartin M. K., Kemik Ö., Caparlar M. A., Bostanci M. T., Oner M. O.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.22, no.5, pp.466-470, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


BACKGROUND: Postoperative serum inflammatory cytokine levels are thought to reflect the magnitude of surgical stress. Cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) is an early marker of systemic inflammatory response and tissue damage. This study evaluated levels of IL-6 after open and laparoscopic appendectomy to compare the degree of surgical stress associated with these procedures.