The predictive value of Alvarado score, inflammatory parameters and ultrasound imaging in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis


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Tanrikulu C. S. , KARAMERCAN M. A. , Tanrikulu Y., Ozturk M., Yuzbasioglu Y., Coskun F.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.32, no.2, pp.115-121, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ucd.2015.3103
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.115-121
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: Acute appendicitis (AA) is one of the most common surgical emergencies. Despite extraordinary advances in modern investigations, the accurate diagnosis of AA remains an enigmatic challenge. The aim of this study was to compare and evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of inflammatory parameters [C-reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)], ultrasound (US) and Alvarado score (AS) in reducing the rate of negative appendectomies.