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Skip Surgery for Appendicitis? When and Why It Can Work

Skip Surgery for Appendicitis? When and Why It Can Work

While surgery cures an inflamed appendix, some children do well on medical management. This case-based presentation by pediatric surgeon Aaron R. Jensen, MD, MEd, MS, clarifies which patients are candidates for nonoperative plans, factors in the decision-making process, and the pluses and minuses of delaying surgery – or not doing it at all.

 


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September 22, 2020

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UCSF MedConnection

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Aaron R. Jensen, M.D., MEd, FACS, FAAP

Aaron R. Jensen, M.D., MEd, FACS, FAAP

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Associate Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship

Aaron R. Jensen, M.D., M.Ed., is Assistant Professor at UCSF, Associate Director of the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, and Associate Trauma Medical Director at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He was trained at the University of ...

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