Diagnostic power of inflammatory markers in predicting severity of appendicitis.


BACKGROUND/AIMS Severity of inflammation may be a risk factor for negative outcome in non-operative therapy of appendicitis. However, optimal screening test for predicting the pathological severity of appendicitis has not been established. METHODOLOGY 632 consecutive patients who underwent appendectomy at a single institute were retrospectively reviewed… (More)
DOI: 10.5754/hge10329