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Role of CT scan in diagnosis of acute appendicitis

Osama Abu Salem, Mohammad Khasawneh.

Abstract
Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of the spiral-CT in patients with
clinically suspected acute appendicitis.
Material and Methods: A total of 124 patients referred for CT scan with suspected
appendicitis between January 2005 and October 2006 were assessed for the
appendiceal size and the presence of signs of appendicitis. The findings were
correlated with surgical histopathology.
Results: CT scan had a sensitivity of 95 percent and a specifity of 93 percent and an
overall accuracy of 92 percent.
Conclusion: The use of spiral CT in patients with equivocal clinical presentation
suspected of having acute appendicitis can lead to significant improvement in the
preoperative diagnosis. (Rawal Med J 2007;32:39-40)

Key words: Appendicitis, CT scan.


 
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Salem OA, Khasawneh M. Role of CT scan in diagnosis of acute appendicitis. RMJ. 2007; 32(1): 39-40.


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Salem OA, Khasawneh M. Role of CT scan in diagnosis of acute appendicitis. RMJ. (2007), [cited September 18, 2018]; 32(1): 39-40.



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Salem, O. A. & Khasawneh, M. (2007) Role of CT scan in diagnosis of acute appendicitis. RMJ, 32 (1), 39-40.



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Salem, Osama Abu, and Mohammad Khasawneh. 2007. Role of CT scan in diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Rawal Medical Journal, 32 (1), 39-40.



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Salem, Osama Abu, and Mohammad Khasawneh. "Role of CT scan in diagnosis of acute appendicitis." Rawal Medical Journal 32 (2007), 39-40.



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Salem, Osama Abu, and Mohammad Khasawneh. "Role of CT scan in diagnosis of acute appendicitis." Rawal Medical Journal 32.1 (2007), 39-40. Print.



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Salem, O. A. & Khasawneh, M. (2007) Role of CT scan in diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Rawal Medical Journal, 32 (1), 39-40.




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