Pediatric appendectomy.

  title={Pediatric appendectomy.},
  author={Richard H. Pearl and Douglas A. Hale and Mark Molloy and David C Schutt and David P. Jaques},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={173-8; discussion 178-81}
PURPOSE To define patterns of care and outcome for pediatric appendectomy. METHODS A study was designed to evaluate all pediatric appendectomies performed in the 147 Department of Defense hospitals worldwide. Cases of nonincidental appendectomy were identified through discharge diagnoses and operative logs, and 98.6% of the charts were retrieved for review. All charts were abstracted, and data were entered into a 127-field database for analysis. RESULTS Over a 12-month period, ending… CONTINUE READING