Appendectomy versus antibiotic treatment for acute appendicitis.

  title={Appendectomy versus antibiotic treatment for acute appendicitis.},
  author={Ingrid M H A Wilms and Dominique E. N. M. de Hoog and Dianne C de Visser and Heinrich M. J. Janzing},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Acute appendicitis is one of the most common causes of acute abdominal pain. Present day treatment of choice for acute appendicitis is appendectomy, however complications are inherent to operative treatment. Though surgical appendectomy remains the standard treatment, several investigators have investigated conservative antibiotic treatment of acute appendicitis and reported good results. OBJECTIVES Is antibiotic treatment as effective as surgical appendectomy (laparoscopic or open… CONTINUE READING
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