Pregnant patients suspected of having acute appendicitis: effect of MR imaging on negative laparotomy rate and appendiceal perforation rate.

@article{Pedrosa2009PregnantPS,
  title={Pregnant patients suspected of having acute appendicitis: effect of MR imaging on negative laparotomy rate and appendiceal perforation rate.},
  author={Ivan Pedrosa and Michelle Lafornara and Pari V Pandharipande and Jeffrey D. Goldsmith and Neil M. Rofsky},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={250 3},
  pages={
          749-57
        }
}
PURPOSE To investigate the effect of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging on the negative laparotomy rate (NLR) and the perforation rate (PR) in pregnant patients suspected of having acute appendicitis (AA) and to assess the need for computed tomography (CT) in this setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS The data of 148 consecutive pregnant patients (mean age, 29 years; age range, 15-42 years; mean gestational age, 20 weeks; gestational age range, 4-37 weeks) who were clinically suspected of having AA and… CONTINUE READING
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