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Multidetector CT for Acute Appendicitis in Adults 

Multidetector CT for Acute Appendicitis in Adults
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Multidetector CT for Acute Appendicitis in Adults
Author(s):

Christoph I. Lee

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190223700.003.0027
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date: 17 August 2019

This chapter, found in the abdominal and pelvic pain section of the book, provides a succinct synopsis of a key study examining the use of multidetector computed tomography for diagnosing acute appendicitis in adults. This summary outlines the study methodology and design, major results, limitations and criticisms, related studies and additional information, and clinical implications. This technique was shown to reduce rates of perforation and negative findings at appendectomy when incorporated into routine diagnostic algorithms, and can redirect management for patients with alternative diagnoses. In addition to outlining the most salient features of the study, a clinical vignette and imaging example are included in order to provide relevant clinical context.

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