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American College of Surgeons: "Appendectomy: Surgical Removal of the Appendix."
Medline Plus: "Appendicitis Tests," "Appendicitis."
Up to Date: "Patient education: Appendicitis in adults (The Basics)," "Patient education: Appendicitis in children (The Basics)."
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Appendicitis."
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Treatment for Appendicitis," "Definition & Facts for Appendicitis," "Symptoms & Causes of Appendicitis," "Diagnosis of Appendicitis."
American Pediatric Surgical Association: "Ruptured Appendicitis."
University of Rochester Medical Center: "Appendicitis in Children."
Children's National: "Pediatric Appendicitis."
Boston Children's Hospital: "Appendicitis."
Stanford Children's Health: "Appendicitis."
Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Appendectomy."
Mayo Clinic: "Appendicitis."
Columbia Surgery: "Appendicitis & Appendectomy."
Saint Luke's: "After Laparoscopic Appendectomy (Appendix Removal)."
Kids Health: "What Is an Appendectomy?"
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