Is the use of plain abdominal radiographs (PAR) a necessity for all patients with suspected acute appendicitis in emergency services?

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PURPOSE Almost all patients with suspected appendicitis have plain abdominal radiographies (PAR) at the emergency departments. The aims of this study are to evaluate the ability of PAR to diagnose suspected acute appendicitis in patients and to predict length of hospital stay (LOS). METHODS Three blinded radiologists retrospectively and separately… (More)

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