CHOC’s COVID-19 hotline helped one mom get clarity on where to bring her son for care during a pandemic. He had appendicitis, and is now doing well.
What is the appendix, and why does it send so many people to the emergency room? Dr. Peter Yu, CHOC pediatric surgeon explains
When Jordan started complaining of stomach pains, his family never imagined that he would undergo surgery at CHOC Hospital 24 hours later.
Appendicitis, sometimes mistaken as a bad stomachache, can be difficult to diagnose in younger children, who can’t adequately describe pain.