Appendicitis Management

Pediatric Surgery
Dr. Whit Holcomb presents common scenarios of appendicitis. Topics of discussion include appendicitis categories of acute non perforated appendicitis, perforated appendicitis, appendicitis presenting with a well defined abscess. Multiple case presentation give rise to discussion of the time interval in which the patient should be operated on, ultrasound usage in adolescent females, surgical approaches- open, three-port laparoscopic, single-incision laparoscopy through the umbilicus, nonoperative appendicitis treatment, ruptured appendix with abscess, and appropriate antibiotics.

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