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A 22-year-old female asked:

Boy of 6 y: after15d of pain and failed cephalosporin treatment, the diagnosis is appendicitis(esbl) with abcess.an appendectomy is made.good choice?

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Dr. Yelena Kipervas
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Explanation : Surgical intervention as appendicitis removal and abscess as well are good options for recovery.. But some surgeon prefer lo treat with local treatment with antibiotics sprinkle. You have to discuss this with your surgeon.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Potentially: If the diagnosis turns out correct, then appendicitis with an abscess is typically treated by appendectomy. Time will tell ultimately if is correct based upon the findings in surgery. I would discuss with the surgeon any concerns. A ct scan abdomen and pelvis would likely show that finding as well if it is correct.

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