Is it necessary to drain all postoperative fluid collections after appendectomy for perforated appendicitis?


Piper H. G. , Derinkuyu B. E. , Koral K., Perez E. A. , Murphy J. T.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.46, no.6, pp.1126-1130, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2011.03.043
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1126-1130
  • Keywords: Perforated appendicitis, Postoperative fluid, Percutaneous drainage, INTRAABDOMINAL ABSCESSES, MEDICAL-TREATMENT, CHILDREN

Abstract

Purpose: Children treated for perforated appendicitis can have significant morbidity. Management often includes looking for and draining postoperative fluid collections. We sought to determine if drainage hastens recovery.