In recent years, nonoperative treatment has challenged appendectomy as a first-line treatment of uncomplicated appendicitis by demonstrating its safety and short-term efficacy in adults.1-5 This triggered debate in the surgical community, gained the attention of the press and the general public, and led many practitioners to question whether this approach is valid and generalizable to children.
Lopez ME, Wesson DE. Medical Treatment of Pediatric AppendicitisAre We There Yet?. JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(5):419–420. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.0056
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