Neonatal periappendicular abscess--updated treatment.

Yigal Efrati*, Amir Peer, Baruch Klin, Gadi Lotan

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2003
Externally publishedYes


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