For Children With Perforated Appendicitis, Surgical Treatment Can Cut Costs And Improve Outcomes

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For Children With Perforated Appendicitis, Surgical Treatment Can Cut Costs And Improve Outcomes

Pediatric surgeons can lower health care costs if they remove a young patient's perforated appendix sooner rather than later, according to new study results published in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Acute appendicitis, which can precede a perforated appendix, disproportionately affects young people ages 10 to 19...

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