The authors present a case of periappendicular abscess in a 5-day-old full-term neonate. Prompt diagnosis enabled us to deliver conservative treatment followed by interval laparoscopic appendectomy, instead of a risky urgent laparotomy. This is the first description of an advanced imaging-guided drainage procedure, followed by minimal invasive surgery, for the treatment of periappendicular abscess at such a young age.
|Journal||Journal of Pediatric Surgery|
|State||Published - Feb 2003|