Child appendectomy mostly unnecessary

New findings call into question routine interval appendectomy after successful non-operative treatment of an appendix mass in children.

In a landmark study published in The Lancet, researchers found that three-quarters of children with this type of acute appendicitis do not need surgery.

The research, led by Nigel Hall, an associate professor of paediatric surgery at the University of Southampton, found only 12% of patients with an

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