Skip Surgery for Appendicitis? When and Why It Can Work

While surgery cures an inflamed appendix, some children do well on medical management. This case-based presentation by pediatric surgeon Aaron R. Jensen, MD, MEd, MS, clarifies which patients are candidates for nonoperative plans, factors in the decision-making process, and the pluses and minuses of delaying surgery – or not doing it at all.

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Aaron Jensen, MD, MS, FACS

Aaron Jensen, MD, MS, FACS

Pediatric and trauma surgeon

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