Prospective study of computed tomography in patients with suspected acute appendicitis and low Alvarado score.

@article{Wang2012ProspectiveSO,
  title={Prospective study of computed tomography in patients with suspected acute appendicitis and low Alvarado score.},
  author={Shang-Yu Wang and J W Fang and C. C. Liao and I-Ming Kuo and Chun-Hsiang Ou Yang and C. -N. Yeh and Y P Hsu and Yon-Choeng Wong and T F Chiu and Shang-Ju Yang},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 8},
  pages={1597-601}
}
BACKGROUND Computed tomography (CT) has been used in diagnosing acute appendicitis since late 1990s. Appropriate use of CT has not been studied prospectively in patients with suspected acute appendicitis and relative low Alvarado score. METHODS Sixty participants with suspected acute appendicitis and an Alvarado score of 4 to 7 points were enrolled for… CONTINUE READING