The negative appendectomy rate: who benefits from preoperative CT?

@article{Webb2011TheNA,
  title={The negative appendectomy rate: who benefits from preoperative CT?},
  author={Emily M. Webb and Alexander Nguyen and Zhen Jane Wang and Joseph W Stengel and Antonio Carlos Westphalen and Fergus V. Coakley},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2011},
  volume={197 4},
  pages={861-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to determine the negative appendectomy rates of patients who did and did not undergo preoperative CT and to determine, more specifically, whether men benefit from preoperative CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS We identified 512 patients who had a nonincidental appendectomy between July 1, 2002, and June 30, 2007. Pathology records were compared with a radiology records search to determine which patients underwent preoperative CT. Proportions of patients were… CONTINUE READING

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