On-table diagnostic accuracy and the clinical significance of routine exploration in open appendectomies.

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INTRODUCTION The current practice of further exploration for other intra-abdominal pathology only when a normal appendix is found may leave other organic causes of acute abdomen undetected if the surgeon's on-table diagnostic accuracy is low. METHODS In this retrospective study in 518 patients who underwent surgery for acute appendicitis, the on-table… (More)

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@article{Shum2005OntableDA, title={On-table diagnostic accuracy and the clinical significance of routine exploration in open appendectomies.}, author={Cheuk Fan Shum and Jeremy Fung Yen Lim and Khee Chee Soo and Wai Keong Wong}, journal={Asian journal of surgery}, year={2005}, volume={28 4}, pages={257-61} }