Does ultrasonography accurately diagnose acute cholecystitis? Improving diagnostic accuracy based on a review at a regional hospital.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Acute cholecystitis is one of the most common diseases requiring emergency surgery. Ultrasonography is an accurate test for cholelithiasis but has a high false-negative rate for acute cholecystitis. The Murphy sign and laboratory tests performed independently are also not particularly accurate. This study was designed to review the accuracy of… (More)

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@article{Hwang2014DoesUA, title={Does ultrasonography accurately diagnose acute cholecystitis? Improving diagnostic accuracy based on a review at a regional hospital.}, author={Hamish Hwang and Ian Marsh and Jason Doyle}, journal={Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie}, year={2014}, volume={57 3}, pages={162-8} }