Complicated appendicitis and considerations for interval appendectomy

Kelly Sue Perez, Steven Allen

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-41
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nurse Assisting


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