Appendicitis is the the most common pediatric surgical emergency. Yet, it is characterized by multiple controversies and significant variation in care. The lecture will provide an update on the most important aspects, including imaging, the role of non-operative treatment, risk stratification, and patient-centered approaches to care.
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
I enjoyed your presentation and thought you would like to listen to this current interview with Jack Tapper's (from CNN) daughter who had an unfortunate experience when she developed abdominal pain (age 16). Almost cost her her life. "I almost died last year from a medical problem that was entirely preventable" https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/15/opinions/appendicitis-misdiagnosis-girls-tapper/index.html Brian Gore, MD