Ochsner-Sherren treatment

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An obsolete treatment for appendicitis.

Description

Conservative approach to appendicitis of more than 48 hours duration. The method is now obosolete. First described by Ochsner in 1901, then by Sherren in 1905.

Bibliography

  • A. J. Ochsner:
    The cause of diffuse peritonitis complicating appendicitis and its prevention.
    Journal of the American Medical Association, Chicago, 1901, 36: 1747-1754.
    Reprinted in Medical Classics, 1940, 4: 600-626.

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