Sonographic detection of the normal and abnormal appendix.

  title={Sonographic detection of the normal and abnormal appendix.},
  author={M. Rioux},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={158 4},
  • M. Rioux
  • Published 1992 in AJR. American journal of roentgenology
A prospective study of 170 patients with suspected appendicitis was performed to assess the value of sonography in detecting the normal and abnormal appendix. The wall thickness (normal, less than or equal to 3 mm), compressibility of the appendix, and echogenicity of surrounding fat were the primary criteria used to determine the status of the appendix. Of 60 patients who underwent surgery, appendicitis was proved in 45. The remaining 110 patients who did not have surgery, contacted by… CONTINUE READING

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