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The Importance of Heel Drop Physical Examination Sign in Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis

@inproceedings{Erylmaz2010TheIO,
  title={The Importance of Heel Drop Physical Examination Sign in Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis},
  author={M. Eryılmaz and A. Harlak and Tahir {\"O}zer and O. Kozak},
  year={2010}
}
Introduction: An accurate diagnosis of acute appendicitis is based on the patient’s history and the physical examination. We aimed to analyze whether or not the “heel-drop” (HD) test could be used as a diagnostic marker in acute appendicitis. Materials and Methods: Four hundred thirty patients were included in this study. The correlation of histopathological results was described in one, two or three variable parameters according to age, gender, presence of pain migration, white blood cell… Expand
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