Guidelines
Appendicitis

Appendicitis

Routine Practices

  • Antibiotic management for patients with confirmed perforation seen in operating room; and for medical management for patients with signs of walled off abscess on ultrasound or appendical mass.

Common Pathogens

Enteric Gram negative bacilli

Anaerobes

More Information

  • J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Nov;45(11):2181-5. Antibiotics and appendicitis in the pediatric population: an American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee systematic review.

  • J Paediatr Child Health. 2017 Nov;53(11):1071-1076. 2017 Oct 17. Acute appendicitis.