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Ultrasonography And Paediatric Appendicitis: A Story Of Great Expectations And The Phantom Appendix!

Beardsley, C.; Dillon, A.; Nguyen, F.; Croaker, G.


BACKGROUND and AIMS: Appendicitis is the most common surgical emergency in children yet the diagnostic workup of children varies greatly among major centres internationally. Once heralded as a revolution in diagnosis, the results of its clinical application have been conflicting. Intra-operator variability has a significant effect on appendix visualisation, with some centres quoting visualisation rates as high as 80% and as others as low as 30%. We had anecdotally observed that many...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood
DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-307384.361


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