Antibiotic therapy and interval appendectomy for perforated appendicitis in children: a selective approach.

@article{Emil2007AntibioticTA,
  title={Antibiotic therapy and interval appendectomy for perforated appendicitis in children: a selective approach.},
  author={Sherif G S Emil and Son Q Duong},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2007},
  volume={73 9},
  pages={917-22}
}
The role of initial nonoperative treatment in pediatric perforated appendicitis remains controversial. We examined our outcomes after using this approach in a selective manner. Children with perforated appendicitis treated during a 28-month period were retrospectively reviewed. Antibiotics and delayed appendectomy were used if there were more than 3 days of symptoms, absence of bowel obstruction, absence of diffuse peritonitis, and an appendiceal mass. Of 221 patients with perforated… CONTINUE READING

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