Do not rush into operating and just observe actively if you are not sure about the diagnosis of appendicitis

ÇAVUŞOĞLU Y. H. , Erdogan D., Karaman A., Aslan M. K. , Karaman I., Tuetuen O. C.

PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL, vol.25, no.3, pp.277-282, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00383-009-2331-0
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.277-282
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


The aim of this study was to determine whether the admission and active observation of children where the diagnosis of acute appendicitis is uncertain is a safe and effective way to improve the diagnostic accuracy of appendicitis and safely reduce the incidence of negative laparotomies without increasing complications.