Most common surgical emergency of childhood
Affects 5 of 100,000 persons in the United States
293,000 admissions i...
Abdominal pain is most common symptom.
Pain usually begins in the periumbilical ...
IV fluids to correct hypovolemia, electrolyte abnormalities
Laparoscopic technique is n...
Recovery is rapid.
Prognosis is excellent.
Overall current survival rate in United States is 98%.
It is estimated that 35,000 people die yearly from appendicitis worldwide.
Bansal S, Banever GT, Kerrer FM, et al. Appendicitis in children less than 5 years old: influence of age on presentation and outcome. Am J Surg. 2012;204(6):1031–1035. [Vie...
541 Appendicitis, unqualified
540.9 Acute appendicitis without mention of peritonitis
540.0 Acute appendicitis with generalized peritonitis
540.1 Acute appendicitis with peritoneal abscess
Q: What were historical milestones in the treatment of appendicitis?
A: In 1735, Dr. Claudius Amyand performed an appendectomy in a situation of an appendicitis within a right inguinal hernia (this...
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