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Comment & Response
January 2018

Time to Appendectomy and Risk of Complicated Appendicitis and Adverse Outcomes in Children

Author Affiliations
  • 1Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai–St Luke’s Medical Center, New York, New York
JAMA Pediatr. 2018;172(1):94. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.4095

To the Editor I read with interest the study1 analyzing the effect of in-hospital duration of time to appendectomy on risk for developing appendiceal perforation in children who present with uncomplicated appendicitis. The authors report that relatively shorter in-hospital delay (<24 hours) was not associated with a significantly increased risk for developing perforation.

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