The impact of ultrasound examinations on the management of children with suspected appendicitis: a 3-year analysis.

@article{Dilley2001TheIO,
  title={The impact of ultrasound examinations on the management of children with suspected appendicitis: a 3-year analysis.},
  author={Anthony Vincent Dilley and David E. Wesson and Martha M. Munden and John Hicks and Mary L. Brandt and Paul K. Minifee and Jed G. Nuchtern},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={303-8}
}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of ultrasonography in the routine management of children with suspected appendicitis in a children's hospital. METHODS Data from surgical, radiologic, and pathologic databases were cross referenced retrospectively to allow for review of all children undergoing appendectomy and all children undergoing an ultrasound scan to rule out appendicitis in the 3-year period August 1, 1996 to July 31, 1999. RESULTS Pathology… CONTINUE READING

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