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Researchers find child appendicitis surgery 'not needed' in 75 percent of cases

from Medical News Today

Researchers at Southampton's university hospitals have found surgery to treat a type of acute appendicitis in children could be unnecessary in more than three-quarters of cases. In a landmark study, a team led by Nigel Hall, a consultant pediatric surgeon at Southampton Children's Hospital, found only 12 percent of patients with an appendix mass developed recurrent appendicitis that required surgical intervention after receiving initial treatment with antibiotics. more


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