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  • February 2008

    Effect of CT on False Positive Diagnosis of Appendicitis and Perforation

    New England Journal of Medicine | Steven S. Raman et al.

    The UCLA study found an 88% decrease in the rate of false positives among adults undergoing surgery for appendicitis, dropping from 24% in 1996 down to 3% in 2006. The study also identified…

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  • June 2007

    Benefits of CT in Reproductive-Age Women with Abdominal Pain

    The American Surgeon | Bryan C. Morse et al.

    With 250,000 surgeries per year, acute appendicitis is the most common indication for emergency abdominal surgery in the United States. It’s also one of the most difficult to diagnose…

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  • February 2007

    Benefits of CT for Elderly Patients with Appendicitis

    Surgical Endoscopy | C. Parenjape et al.

    Appendicitis in elderly patients is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Early and correct diagnosis together with minimally invasive surgery can lead to more favorable…

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  • October 2002

    Benefits of Imaging in Appendectomy

    Journal of Radiology | Sandra E. Bendeck et al.

    The purpose of this study was to determine which patients suspected of having acute appendicitis benefit from preoperative imaging. The medical records of 462 consecutive patients who underwent…

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