In this episode, Dr. David Kermode returns to the show to discuss what to do when you’ve gone in suspecting appendicitis, but it turns out to look normal. Do you leave it in, or do you take it out?
Alberta Society of Endoscopic Practice
Society of Rural Physicians of Canada – Advanced Minor Procedures and Extensor Tendon Repairs for Rural and Emergency Physicians.
Resources for this episode include:
SH Teh, S O’Ceallaigh, JG McKeon, MK O’Donohoe, WA Tanner, FB Keane. 2000. Should an appendix that looks ‘normal’ be removed at diagnostic laparoscopy for acute right iliac fossa pain? Eur J Surg 166(5):388-9.
A Hussain, H Mahmood, T Singhal, S Balakrishnan, S El-Hasani. 2009. What is positive appendicitis? A new answer to an old question. Clinical, macroscopical and microscopical findings in 200 consecutive appendectomies. Singapore Med J 50(12):1145-9.
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