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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2018|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nurse Assisting