JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.46, no.6, pp.1126-1130, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
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Perforated appendicitis, Postoperative fluid, Percutaneous drainage, INTRAABDOMINAL ABSCESSES, MEDICAL-TREATMENT, CHILDREN
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.