Treatment of Appendiceal Perforation
The treatment of appendiceal perforation is subject to considerable debate in current surgical literature. In perforated appendicitis radiologists have an important role both as diagnosticians and in offering interventional treatment options. As a result, knowledge and understanding of the current debate surrounding the treatment of appendiceal perforation is vital for radiologists and surgeons alike. The focus of this chapter is to discuss the treatment of appendiceal perforation with reference to contemporary evidence. General and specific management of the patient with an appendiceal perforation is offered including important pre-operative considerations for both radiologists and surgeons. Timing of surgery, use of laparoscopy and the current debate with respect to interval appendectomy is discussed in an evidence based manner.
KeywordsForeign Body Carcinoid Tumor Percutaneous Drainage Laparoscopic Appendectomy Perforated Appendicitis
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