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by Wood D
 

Treatment

Appendicitis is treated by surgically removing the appendix as soon as possible. Sometimes the diagnosis is not certain. The doctor will carefully monitor your condition for 6-12 hours before operating. You will also be given antibiotics to fight infection.
Follow your doctor's instructions if you are diagnosed with appendicitis.
 

RESOURCES

American College of Surgeons
http://www.facs.org/

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

Healthy U
http://www.healthyalberta.com/

 

References


Appendectomy. American College of Surgeons website. Available at: http://www.facs.org/public%5Finfo/operation/brochures/app.pdf . Accessed November 8, 2012.


Appendicitis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated October 17, 2012. Accessed November 8, 2012.


Appendicitis. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/appendicitis/ . Updated February 16, 2012. Accessed November 8, 2012.


Diagnosis of appendicitis in emergency departments. Am Fam Physician. 2003;67:2390.


JAMA patient page: appendicitis. JAMA. 1999;282:1102.


Rosen P, et al. Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 4th ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby-Year Book, Inc; 1998.


7/13/2007 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us : Styrud J, Eriksson S, Nilsson I, et al. Appendectomy versus antibiotic treatment in acute appendicitis. a prospective multicenter randomized controlled trial. World J Surg. 2006;30:1033-1037.

 

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