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, cilt.32, sa.2, ss.115-121, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/ucd.2015.3103
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.115-121

Özet

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.