Published online Dec 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i47.8799
Revised: September 20, 2013
Accepted: October 19, 2013
Published online: December 21, 2013
Core tip: There are still controversial issues in the treatment of acute appendicitis such as comparison between laparoscopic and open appendectomy and the correct approach in special categories of patients. The aim of this editorial was to perform a review of the literature in order to address controversial issues in the treatment of acute appendicitis.