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People who are suffering from an appendicitis may not have to undergo a scalpel and sutures in the future but could instead just resort to taking some antibiotics.
Obese patients who need to have their appendixes removed fare better after a minimally invasive surgical procedure rather than an open operation.
Removing a child's ruptured appendix sooner rather than later significantly lowers hospital costs and charges.
Computed tomography (CT) utilization in pediatric patients with non-traumatic abdominal pain increased in emergency departments each year between 1999 and 2007.
What would you expect to pay to have your appendix removed if so needed? $1,500? $182,000? How about any amount in between?
A laparoscopy is an invasive surgical procedure used in abdominal area but is much less invasive than the preceding methods. Small incisions are made in the abdomen or pelvic area in which the camera and tools are introduced to perform the surgery or inspect the area. The method before the laparoscopy involved cutting open the area completely with longer healing time and more complications. Although in the pediatric populations, abscesses have a tendency to form around the incision sites....
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