If you chose 2, 3, or 4, you were correct!
2) Give antibiotics and observe: Our patient meets the criteria for antibiotics alone. This treatment is now preferred by many centers
3) Perform laparotomy: Abdominal surgery, which requires a large incision to remove the appendix, used to be the standard approach. It is no longer the treatment of choice for uncomplicated cases
4) Perform laparoscopic surgery: This is the surgical standard care for appendicitis
- Williams Raszka, M.D., professor of pediatrics