Perforated Appendicitis

  • Evgeny V. Arshava
  • Michael A. Edwards
  • Bruce MacFadyenJr.
  • Jared L. Antevil
  • Carlos V. R. Brown

Management of appendicitis has changed with the advent of laparoscopic appendectomy. Additional complexity is introduced into the algorithm when the history or imaging studies suggest that perforation and abscess formation have occurred. This chapter explores decision choices associated with that situation.


Acute Appendicitis Percutaneous Drainage Laparoscopic Appendectomy Open Appendectomy Perforated Appendicitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evgeny V. Arshava
    • 1
  • Michael A. Edwards
    • 2
  • Bruce MacFadyenJr.
    • 3
  • Jared L. Antevil
    • 4
  • Carlos V. R. Brown
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Virtual Education and Surgical Skills LabMedical College of GeorgiaAugustaUSA
  3. 3.Medical College of GeorgiaAugustaUSA
  4. 4.Naval Medical Center San DiegoSan DiegoUSA
  5. 5.University of Texas Medical BranchAustinUSA

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