Appendicitis is the most common pediatric abdominal surgical emergency and remains an area of active research. The pathogenesis of acute and complicated appendicitis, cost effective and safe diagnosis of the condition, its optimal medical and surgical treatment and management of complications are all being evaluated.

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Last updated: January 18, 2022