Interpretation of computed tomogaphy does not correlate with laboratory or pathologic findings in surgically confirmed acute appendicitis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Appendectomy
  • Appendicitis
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

abstract

  • Although the negative appendectomy rate was decreased by CT, there was no correlation between CT findings and pathologically proved disease. Other factors such as more precise patient selection by clinical criteria may also be improving outcome. A positive CT scan in a patient with a normal WBC should be interpreted with caution.

publication date

  • August 26, 2000

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1067/msy.2000.107422

PubMed ID

  • 10922984

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 145

end page

  • 52

volume

  • 128

number

  • 2