A prospective trial of computed tomography and ultrasonography for diagnosing appendicitis in the atypical patient.

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BACKGROUND The surgical diagnosis of acute appendicitis is customarily made on clinical grounds alone using history, physical examination, and white blood cell count. In the atypical patient, ie, the patient with prolonged symptoms, inconsistent history, or misleading physical examination, diagnostic studies should be helpful in establishing the appropriate… (More)

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