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Article: Diagnostic power of various computed tomography signs in diagnosing acute appendicitis

TitleDiagnostic power of various computed tomography signs in diagnosing acute appendicitis
Authors
KeywordsAcute appendicitis
Computed tomography
Diagnostic signs
Maximal diameter
Periappendiceal inflammation
Issue Date2012
PublisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/clinimag
Citation
Clinical Imaging, 2012, v. 36 n. 1, p. 29-34 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To review the diagnostic power of various computed tomography (CT) signs in acute appendicitis, in particular those initially classified as inconclusive. Materials and methods: Retrospective review of 100 CT abdomen and pelvis studies with assessment of maximal luminal diameter, wall thickness and cross-sectional diameter of the appendix, periappendiceal inflammatory changes, and presence of appendicolith. Results: All CT signs show statistically significant occurrences in acute appendicitis. Their respective cut-off values with best sensitivity and specificity were calculated. Those from the inconclusive cases were also reviewed. Conclusion: Maximal cross-sectional diameter of the appendix is the most powerful parameter. Rest of the CT signs is supportive, especially in cases with inconclusive results. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/143755
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.966
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.421
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dc.contributor.authorLai, Ven_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, WCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLau, HYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYeung, TWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, YCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYuen, MKen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-21T08:53:32Z-
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dc.date.issued2012en_HK
dc.identifier.citationClinical Imaging, 2012, v. 36 n. 1, p. 29-34en_HK
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/143755-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To review the diagnostic power of various computed tomography (CT) signs in acute appendicitis, in particular those initially classified as inconclusive. Materials and methods: Retrospective review of 100 CT abdomen and pelvis studies with assessment of maximal luminal diameter, wall thickness and cross-sectional diameter of the appendix, periappendiceal inflammatory changes, and presence of appendicolith. Results: All CT signs show statistically significant occurrences in acute appendicitis. Their respective cut-off values with best sensitivity and specificity were calculated. Those from the inconclusive cases were also reviewed. Conclusion: Maximal cross-sectional diameter of the appendix is the most powerful parameter. Rest of the CT signs is supportive, especially in cases with inconclusive results. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/clinimagen_HK
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dc.subjectAcute appendicitisen_HK
dc.subjectComputed tomographyen_HK
dc.subjectDiagnostic signsen_HK
dc.subjectMaximal diameteren_HK
dc.subjectPeriappendiceal inflammationen_HK
dc.titleDiagnostic power of various computed tomography signs in diagnosing acute appendicitisen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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