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ORIGINAL ARTICLE  ORAL AND GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES: IMAGING STATE OF THE ART AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGICAL FEATURES 

Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2017 November;176(11):571-6

DOI: 10.23736/S0393-3660.17.03555-0

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

Ultrasound scoring system for acute appendicitis in pediatric patients: a useful tool for the surgeon

Graziella DI GREZIA 1, Saverio PIGNATA 2, Gianvito PACE 1, Diana DONATIELLO 1, Nicola SERRA 1, Gianluca GATTA 1

1 Department of Radiology, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Naples, Italy; 2 Tricarico Private Hospital, Belvedere Marittimo, Cosenza, Italy


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BACKGROUND: The aim is evaluate new US signs, other than the already known (primary and secondary), that are positive correlated with histophatological results in pediatric appendicitis.
METHODS: Forty pediatric patients (4-18 years old) with clinical suspicious of appendicitis, examinated with convex, microconvex and linear probe.
RESULTS: We observed a negative linear correlation both univariate and multivariate analysis between numbers of layers and maximal outer diameter.
CONCLUSIONS: Is possible to consider the number of layers and the echogenicity pattern of each layer as a further ultrasonography diagnostic sign in case of acute appendicitis.


KEY WORDS: Appendicitis - Child - Ultrasonography - Appendectomy

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