PL-6.3 Appendicitis in Children: Have We Figured It Out?!

Sherif Emil, Canada

Mirella and Lino Saputo Foundation Chair
Pediatric Surgery
The Montreal Children's Hospital;McGill University


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:

  • Elucidate the role of diagnostic imaging
  • Present the outcomes of non-operative management 
  • Emphasize the importance of risk stratification
  • Describe efforts in patient and family-centered care

Questions Submitted

  • 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" Brian Gore, MD

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