Appendicitis during the COVID-19 pandemic: lessons learnt from a district general hospital
Pringle, Heather C. M.
Fowler, George E.
Bethune, Robert M.
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The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically influenced the delivery of healthcare. In line with the UK Royal Colleges’ advice the management of acute appendicitis (AA) changed with greater consideration for non-operative management (NOM) or open appendicectomy when operative management (OM) was sought. We describe our experience of the presentation, management and outcomes for these patients to inform care for future viral pandemics.