Appendicitis: No need to go under the knife

Surgery may be unnecessary for a majority of acute appendicitis cases, according to a Finnish study that shows most patients recover with antibiotics alone.

Almost 73% of patients given antibiotics for uncomplicated acute appendicitis are successfully treated and do not need appendicectomies in the following 12 months, report the researchers..

Commenting on the study, a group of international experts say the

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