Controversies in Pediatric Appendicitis

Editors: Hunter, Catherine J. (Ed.)

Free Preview
  • Designed to explore the unique controversies in the diagnosis, medical and surgical management of pediatric appendicitis.  
  • Provides a comprehensive, up–to-date overview of these much-debated issues
  • Written by experts in the field
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook n/a
  • ISBN 978-3-030-15006-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-3-030-15005-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this book

Although appendicitis is the leading cause of an acute surgical abdomen in children, many areas of controversy exist in diagnosis and medical and surgical management of this condition. Written in a practical, easy-to-use format, Controversies in Pediatric Appendicitis provides a thorough overview of these debated issues, careful to include perspectives on every aspect of care. The book begins with an introductory framework that examines the history of pediatric appendicitis, the epidemiology of disease, defining a complicated diagnosis, the role and efficacy of laboratories in diagnosis, and  use and overuse of radiographic imaging for appendicitis. Later chapters cover antibiotic selection, surgical approaches to appendicitis, non-operative management of acute and perforated appendicitis, discussion of potential complications, as well as appendicitis in special pediatric situations like malignancy and other instances of immune suppression. Each chapter follows a similar format, beginning with clinical vignettes and concluding with pearls and pitfalls to provide readers with necessary clinical grounding and context with which to examine each of these areas of current controversy.

A unique, first-of-its-kind book, Controversies in Pediatric Appendicitis is an ideal resource for pediatric surgeons, interventional radiologists, emergency room specialists, and  all providers and surgeons that care for children with appendicitis.  


About the authors

Catherine J. Hunter, MD, FACS, FAAP

Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics

Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Department of Pediatric Surgery

Chicago, IL

USA


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • History and Epidemiology of Pediatric Appendicitis

    Pages 1-6

    Ares, Guillermo (et al.)

  • Defining the Disease: Uncomplicated Versus Complicated Appendicitis

    Pages 7-11

    Buonpane, Christie (et al.)

  • Making the Diagnosis: The Use of Clinical Features and Scoring Systems

    Pages 13-21

    Choi, Young Mee (et al.)

  • The Role and Efficacy of Laboratories in the Diagnosis of Pediatric Appendicitis

    Pages 23-27

    Martin, Colin (et al.)

  • Diagnostic Imaging for Pediatric Appendicitis

    Pages 29-45

    Ferguson, Dalya M. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook n/a
  • ISBN 978-3-030-15006-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-3-030-15005-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Controversies in Pediatric Appendicitis
Editors
  • Catherine J. Hunter
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15006-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15006-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-15005-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 165
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
Topics