Complicated appendicitis and considerations for interval appendectomy

Complicated appendicitis and considerations for interval appendectomy 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the American Academy of PAs Wolters Kluwer Health

Complicated appendicitis and considerations for interval appendectomy

Journal of the American Academy of PAs, Volume 31 (9) – Sep 1, 2018

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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1547-1896
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0893-7400
DOI
10.1097/01.JAA.0000544304.30954.40
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Abstract

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.

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Journal of the American Academy of PAsWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Sep 1, 2018

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