Is delayed operative treatment worth the trouble with perforated appendicitis is children?

@article{Weber2003IsDO,
  title={Is delayed operative treatment worth the trouble with perforated appendicitis is children?},
  author={Theodore R. Weber and Martin D. Keller and Richard J. Bower and Grace Spinner and Kim Vierling},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={186 6},
  pages={
          685-8; discussion 688-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Approximately 30% to 50% of appendicitis in children is already perforated at presentation. The optimal management of these children remains controversial. METHODS Ninety-six children (aged 2 to 16 years) were treated for perforated appendicitis. Seventy-one underwent immediate appendectomy and drainage of abscess, if present (group I). In the other 25 an attempt was made to treat with intravenous antibiotics, combined with transrectal (4) or percutaneous (2) drainage of abscess… CONTINUE READING
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