Simple Guide for Sonological Evaluation of Appendicitis

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Authors : Avni K P Skandhan


Appendicitis is one of the commonest causes of emergency department visits. Though it is a common pathology and has classical clinical features, yet it often presents atypically. In such cases, the diagnosis is a dilemma especially as there are many close mimics and these are the cases where imaging helps and ultrasound often is the first to be undertaken. However ultrasound is largely operator dependent and frequently provides false negative result. These may be overcome to a large extent by following a systematic methodology of looking for the pathology. Based on a review of the articles a basic picture especially for beginners is presented here.


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