A 20-year-old man presents with severe right lower quadrant

A 20-year-old man presents with severe right lower quadrant abdominal pain, nausea, and anorexia. He states that the abdominal pain started around his umbilicus and has now migrated to the right lower quadrant of his abdomen. Physical examination reveals exquisite tenderness at McBurney point (the point one-third of the distance along the line from the right anterior superior iliac spine to the umbilicus). This patient is diagnosed with acute appendicitis. Which of the following is the treatment for this condition? (a) Antibiotics only, because the appendix is crucial for survival (B) Surgical resection of the appendix, because appendicitis can lead to appendiceal cancer (C) Surgical resection of the appendix, because appendicitis can lead to perforation or abscess (D) “Watch-and-wait” approach over days to see if inflammation subsides