Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V02140094
Antibiotic treatment as the standard for appendicitis
Acute appendicitis has traditionally been treated surgically. Conservative approach with antibiotic treatment has been suggested as an alternative to the surgical procedure. The available studies on surgery versus antibiotics may indicate the safe use of conservative treatment for uncomplicated appendicitis, but the available studies are typically of low quality. Thus, further studies are needed to clarify the role of conservative treatment, and in the meantime appendectomy remains the standard treatment for acute appendicitis.