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Vol. 25 - Num. 97

Evidence based Pediatrics

Nonoperative management of appendicitis increases the risk of complications

Álvaro Gimeno Díaz de Atauria, Juan Ruiz-Canela Cáceresb

aServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid. España.
bPediatra. CS Virgen de África. Sevilla. España.

Correspondence: Á Gimeno. E-mail: agimenodatauri@gmail.com

Reference of this article: Gimeno Díaz de Atauri Á, Ruiz-Canela Cáceres J. Nonoperative management of appendicitis increases the risk of complications . Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2023;25:95-8.

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Abstract

Nonoperative management of nonperforated pediatric appendicitis has increased in U.S.A. children's hospitals between 2011 and 2020. Although most children are successfully treated, this study suggests bigger rates of subsequent check-ups and hospitalizations, as well as an increased risk of perforation at the time of failure with that type of management. Further rigorous, large-scale studies of nonoperative management in children are needed to determine its optimal use.

Keywords

Antibacterial agents Appendectomy Appendicitis Children

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Este artículo se publica simultáneamente con la revista electrónica Evidencias en Pediatría (www.evidenciasenpediatria.es).

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