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The Yield of Fever, Inflammatory Markers and Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Acute Cholecystitis: A Validation of the 2013 Tokyo Guidelines

Naidu, Krishanth; Beenen, Edwin; Gananadha, Sivakumar; Mosse, Charles


Each year, 1–4 % of people with known gallstones become symptomatic, either presenting with biliary colic or as acute cholecystitis. The distinction between both diagnoses remains challenging. To aid the proper diagnosis, the revised 2013 Tokyo Guidelines (TG 2013) were proposed with a self-acclaimed diagnostic accuracy of over 90 %. However, this accuracy has not been verified by others so far. Objective: To determine the accuracy of the TG 2013 guidelines in the diagnosis of acute...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: World Journal of Surgery
DOI: 10.1007/s00268-016-3660-5


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