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Appendicitis & CT

Jorge Mirabelli trauma-list@trauma.org
Wed, 23 Apr 2003 20:34:34 -0700

It is kind of obvious...
when the diagnosis is appendicitis a CT is not going to add much. You know
that is appendicitis.
Now, my question is, as a non surgeon, in a acute abdomen of non clear
etiology, what do you do? to CT or not CT?
Is it possible that an acute abdomen of difficult diagnosis can be the
expression of an appendicitis?
If the answer is yes, how do you diagnose that affection? simple and plain

My apologies for my ignorance.