US examination of the appendix in children with suspected appendicitis: the additional value of secondary signs

@article{Wiersma2008USEO,
  title={US examination of the appendix in children with suspected appendicitis: the additional value of secondary signs},
  author={Fraukje Wiersma and Boudewijn R. Toorenvliet and Johan L. Bloem and Jan Hein Allema and Herma C. Holscher},
  journal={European Radiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={19},
  pages={455-461}
}
This study evaluated the additional value of secondary signs in the diagnosing of appendicitis in children with ultrasound. From May 2005 to June 2006, 212 consecutive paediatric patients with suspected appendicitis were examined. Ultrasonographic depiction of the appendix was classified into four groups: 1, normal appendix; 2, appendix not depicted, no secondary signs of appendicitis; 3, appendix not depicted with one of the following secondary signs: hyperechoic mesenteric fat, fluid… CONTINUE READING
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