Does selective use of computed tomography scan reduce the rate of "white" (negative) appendectomy?

@article{Zoarets2014DoesSU,
  title={Does selective use of computed tomography scan reduce the rate of "white" (negative) appendectomy?},
  author={Itay Zoarets and Natan Poluksht and Ariel Halevy},
  journal={The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ},
  year={2014},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={335-7}
}
BACKGROUND Appendectomies are the most common operations performed on an emergency basis. The accepted rate of "white" appendectomies is around 20%. In recent years, computed tomography (CT) scanning has been recognized as a valuable tool with high sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. The use of CT scans in the management of… CONTINUE READING