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Iran South Med J 2003, 6(1): 37-44 Back to browse issues page
Sonography in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis
Ahmad Ryazi Mr 1, Razyeh Tavakoli Rishehry Ms, Ahmadi Ali Karimi Mr, Mohammad Reza Farzaneh Mr, Seyed Sajad Eghbali Mr
1- , riazi_ahmad@yahoo.com
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Graded compressive sonography may be useful as an adjuvant in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. To determine the role of sonography in the differential diagnosis of acute appendicitis, preappendectomy sonographic data of 164 consecutive cases in Fatemeh-Zahra Teaching Hospital were evaluated. Of 113 (68.9%) patients who had acute appendicitis in histopathology, 64 (56.6%) cases had preoperative sonographic diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Of 51 patients who had normal appendices, 40 (78.4%) cases had normal appendices in sonographic evaluations. Sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of sonography for acute appendicitis were 56.7%, 78.4% and 0.63, respectively. The positive and negative predictive values were 85.3% and 44.49% respectively. As a result, sonographic evaluation is an additional diagnostic tool in acute appendicitis.
Keywords: appendicitis, sonography, pathology, appendectomy
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2009/01/19 | Accepted: 2009/01/19 | Published: 2009/01/19
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Ryazi A, Tavakoli Rishehry R, Karimi A A, Farzaneh M R, Eghbali S S. Sonography in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Iran South Med J. 2003; 6 (1) :37-44
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