YouTube and Pediatric Surgery. What Is the Danger for Parents?

Ottavio Adorisio, Massimiliano Silveri, Francesco De Peppo, Emanuela Ceriati, Paola Marchetti, Jean Goyet

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Internet became one of the most important sources of public health informations especially for relatives and/or caregivers of sick children. Use of YouTube as a source of information in pediatric surgery has not been evaluated. In this study, we want to evaluate the use of YouTube as a source of information about one of the most frequent surgical urgency in pediatric patients, the acute appendicitis, to evaluate the risks for patients and parents.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2014



  • acute appendicitis
  • internet
  • YouTube

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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