Surgery 101: Appendicitis

Surgery 101: Appendicitis

Surgery 101 is an online learning resource developed by students, residents and faculty at the University of Alberta.  It offers free open-access podcasts and resources for medical students to learn all things surgical. While the focus may be on Surgery, a number of these podcasts review important presentations in Pediatrics that learners should be familiar with.

In this episode, Dr. Parveen Boora, a General Surgeon, addresses the topic of appendicitis. While this topic isn't exclusively about Pediatrics, this is a presentation that every Pediatrician should be aware of. Topics covered include:

  • The pathophysiology of the condition
  • How acute appendicitis presents
  • How to diagnose the disease
  • Treatment options
  • Post-op care

Access the podcast here at Surgery 101: Appendicitis.

For a more general approach to acute abdomnal pain in children, see our PedsCases podcast on Acute Abdominal Pain.

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