Good long-term outcomes for appendicitis treated with antibiotics: study

Over half recovered without requiring surgery, but recurrent appendicitis was the only long-term risk for some.
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More than half of patients treated non-operatively for acute appendicitis did not experience recurrence and avoided surgery over two decades of follow-up, according to Swedish doctors.

Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm looked at long-term outcomes (19-26 years) among participants in the first two randomised clinical trials comparing appendectomy to non-operative treatment for appendicitis.