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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Family Medicine 24 years experience
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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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Last updated Jun 3, 2017
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