Jennifer was scheduled for a laparoscopy. At the time of surgery her appendix was noted to be severly inflamed, consistant with appendicitis.
She underwent laparoscopic appendicectomy. She recovered well and was discharged home 24 hour post-op.
When should this patient receive pre-operative antibiotics?
Should Jennifer be discharged home on antibiotics?
If the appendix is normal during laparoscopy, should it be removed anyway?