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Comment & Response
September 11, 2017

Nonoperative Treatment of Appendicitis

Author Affiliations
  • 1Center for Surgical Outcomes, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
JAMA Pediatr. Published online September 11, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.2940

To the Editor We appreciate the meta-analysis1 and Editorial2 evaluating nonoperative treatment of uncomplicated appendicitis in children in this issue of JAMA Pediatrics. However, we propose an alternative interpretation of the evidence and future direction of this work.1,2

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