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Abstract

Acute appendicitis (AA) is discussed in any surgical text dating from the turn of the 19th century. Looking at the lengthy chapters devoted to this subject we often wonder what is there to chat so much about. Knowing that you were fed on AA ad nauseum since the early days of medical school we do not intend to repeat here the whole ‘spiel’ again. Instead, we promise to be brief and not to bore.

Keywords

Acute Appendicitis Laparoscopic Appendectomy Open Appendectomy Interval Appendectomy Appendiceal Stump 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Moshe Schein
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Cornell University Medical CollegeUSA
  2. 2.New York Methodist HospitalBrooklynUSA

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