Title

Operative management of appendicitis.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2016

Identifier

DOI: 10.1053/j.sempedsurg.2016.05.003

Abstract

Appendectomy has been the standard of care for appendicitis since the late 1800s, and remains one of the most common operations performed in children. The advent of data-driven medicine has led to questions about every aspect of the operation-whether appendectomy is even necessary, when it should be performed (timing), how the procedure is done (laparoscopic variants versus open and irrigation versus no irrigation), length of hospital stay, and antibiotic duration. The goal of this analysis is to review the current status of, and available data regarding, the surgical management of appendicitis in children.

Journal Title

Seminars in pediatric surgery

Volume

25

Issue

4

First Page

208

Last Page

211

MeSH Keywords

Acute Disease; Anti-Bacterial Agents; Appendectomy; Appendicitis; Child; Combined Modality Therapy; Humans; Laparoscopy; Therapeutic Irrigation

Keywords

Appendectomy; Appendicitis; Children; Interval appendectomy; Intra-abdominal abscess; Laparoscopy; Pediatric

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