ABSTRACT Acute appendicitis is one of the most common surgical emergencies. Of the 300,000 appendectomies performed each year, 25% are due to complicated appendicitis. This article reviews the incidence and pathophysiology of acute appendicitis, the nonoperative management of complicated appendicitis, and the rationales for and against interval appendectomy.
Journal of the American Academy of PAs – Wolters Kluwer Health
Published: Sep 1, 2018
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