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Question: Which of the following is true concerning appendicitis?
Appendicitis is the most commonly diagnosed surgical condition of the abdomen.
Appendicitis is the most commonly misdiagnosed surgicial condition of the abdomen.
The incidence of perforated appendicitis ranges from 30-45% in pediatric and elderly patients.
all of the above
Question: Which of the following statements is false?
Complicated appendicitis can be successfully treated conservatively without immediate appendectomy.
Interval (laparoscopic) appendectomy is only appropriate in pediatric patients with retained fecalith.
Conservative management of complicated appendicitis is associated with no change in the duration of the hospital length of stay
Question: A cause of false negative results for ultrasound in appendicitis is appendiceal perforation.
Objectives Met: Review the incidence, means of diagnosis, morbidity and mortality of acute appendicitis and ruptured appendicitis in children. *
Objectives Met: Illustrate the CPG for evaluation of acute abdominal pain in children*
Objective met: Illustrate the CPG for evaluation of acute abdominal pain in children*
New knowledge gained*
Pertinence to practice*
Quality of presentation*