CT of appendicitis.

  title={CT of appendicitis.},
  author={Emil J. Balthazar and Ross B. Gordon},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={147 4},
The CT findings of 38 consecutive patients with acute appendicitis are analyzed, described, and illustrated. CT showed intraabdominal disease in 92% of patients and made a specific diagnosis of appendicitis in 79% of cases. The most common CT findings were pericecal inflammation (68%), abscess (55%), calcified appendicolith (23%), and an abnormal appendix (18%). CT had a sensitivity similar to that of contrast enema examinations, but it correlated much better with the surgical findings in… CONTINUE READING