Computed tomography scanning for the diagnosis of perforated appendicitis.

Abstract

The optimal initial treatment for perforated appendicitis may be nonoperative. For this reason it is important to be able to reliably distinguish between acute and perforated appendicitis. CT scanning has been shown to be highly accurate for the diagnosis of appendicitis, but it has not been specifically evaluated for perforated appendicitis. Our objective… (More)

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