The diagnosis of appendicitis in children: outcomes of a strategy based on pediatric surgical evaluation.

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OBJECTIVE To determine the accuracy of a protocol for diagnosis of appendicitis in children based on clinical evaluation by a pediatric surgeon with selective use of diagnostic imaging studies. We performed this study because 1) current reports in the medical, pediatric, emergency medical, and surgical literature advocate imaging, particularly computed… (More)

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@article{Kosloske2004TheDO, title={The diagnosis of appendicitis in children: outcomes of a strategy based on pediatric surgical evaluation.}, author={Ann M. Kosloske and Charlene Love and James Rohrer and Jane F Goldthorn and Stuart R. Lacey}, journal={Pediatrics}, year={2004}, volume={113 1 Pt 1}, pages={29-34} }