Ultrasound of Acute Appendicitis in the Admission Room of a Multidisciplinary Surgical Hospital

Mariya A. Vasilyeva, Alexander Yu. Vasilyev, Dmitry A. Lezhnev, Elena A. Egorova, Margarita V. Smyslenova, Viktor P. Truten, Viktoriya V. Petrovskaya, Polina E. Molchanova, Margarita O. Dutova

International Journal of Biomedicine. 2018;8(4):324-326.   
DOI: 10.21103/Article8(4)_OA11
Originally published December 15, 2018  


Ultrasound (US) for diagnosing acute appendicitis (AA) and its complications in the admission room may be used as a primary diagnostic method in urgent patients. A total of 180 adult patients underwent US for suspected appendicitis; these results showed high possibilities in pathology screening and differential diagnosis from similar clinical diseases. The accuracy of US in detecting AA with obvious clinical findings and typical position is 100%, but in retrocecal and retroperitoneal forms, it decreases to 84%. With our algorithm of the right iliac and localized pain regions, US scanning optimizes the screening of patients with suspected AA presented in the admission room.

appendix • acute appendicitis • ultrasound • diagnostic algorithm
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Received October 1, 2018.
Accepted October 23, 2018.
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