Discriminating between simple and perforated appendicitis

  title={Discriminating between simple and perforated appendicitis},
  author={Van der Elst},
  • Van der Elst
  • Published 2013
Introduction Several studies have been performed in order to diagnose an acute appendicitis using history taking and laboratory investigations. The aim of this study was to create a model for the identification of a perforated appendicitis. Patients and Method All consecutive patients who have undergone an appendectomy in the Reinier de Graaf hospital between January 1, 2007 and July 31, 2009 were included in a retrospective cohort study. Baseline patient characteristics, history and laboratory… CONTINUE READING

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