Most common surgical emergency of childhood
Incidence rate (per 10,000 person-years):
2 in 0- to 4-year olds,
Abdominal pain is most common symptom.
Pain usually begins in the periumbilical ...
IV fluids to correct hypovolemia, electrolyte abnormalities
Broad-spectrum antibiotics (e.g., cefoxitin, piperacillin and tazobactam, or ceftriaxone and metronidazole)
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.
Amyand C. Of an inguinal rupture, with a pin in the appendix caeci, incrusted with stone, and some observations on wounds in the guts. Phil Trans Royal Soc London. 1735;39:329...
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: Milestones include:
1735: Dr. Claudius Amyand performed an appendectomy in a situation of an appendicitis within a right ingui...
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