Initial laparoscopic appendectomy versus initial nonoperative management and interval appendectomy for perforated appendicitis with abscess: a prospective, randomized trial.

@article{Peter2010InitialLA,
  title={Initial laparoscopic appendectomy versus initial nonoperative management and interval appendectomy for perforated appendicitis with abscess: a prospective, randomized trial.},
  author={Shawn David St. Peter and Pablo Aguayo and Jason D. Fraser and Scott J. Keckler and Susan W. Sharp and Charles M. Leys and John Patrick Murphy and Charles L. Snyder and Ronald J. Sharp and Walter S Andrews and George W. Holcomb and Daniel J. Ostlie},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={
          236-40
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Perforated appendicitis is a common condition in children, which, in a small number of patients, may be complicated by a well-formed abscess. Initial nonoperative management with percutaneous drainage/aspiration of the abscess followed by intravenous antibiotics usually allows for an uneventful interval appendectomy. Although this strategy has become well accepted, there are no published data comparing initial nonoperative management (drainage/interval appendectomy) to appendectomy… CONTINUE READING
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