Nonoperative management of pediatric ruptured appendix with inflammatory mass or abscess: presence of an appendicolith predicts recurrent appendicitis.

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AIM OF STUDY The aim of this study was to determine if the presence of an appendicolith is associated with an increased risk for recurrent appendicitis after nonoperative treatment of pediatric ruptured appendix with inflammatory mass or abscess. METHODS Ninety-six pediatric patients (52 girls, 44 boys), aged 16 months to 17 years (average, 7 years), were… (More)

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@article{Ein2005NonoperativeMO, title={Nonoperative management of pediatric ruptured appendix with inflammatory mass or abscess: presence of an appendicolith predicts recurrent appendicitis.}, author={Sigmund Hirsch Ein and Jacob Charles Langer and Alan Daneman}, journal={Journal of pediatric surgery}, year={2005}, volume={40 10}, pages={1612-5} }