Integration of radiology and clinical score in pediatric appendicitis

AYDIN D. , TURAN C. , YURTSEVEN A. , BAYINDIR P., TOKER B., Dokumcu Z. , et al.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, cilt.60, ss.173-178, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 60 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/ped.13471
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.173-178


BackgroundThe efficacy of ultrasonography (US) and abdominal X-ray in combination with Pediatric Appendicitis Score (PAS) is complicated in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Abdominal X-ray is as useful as US with clinical assessment when evaluated by experienced pediatric radiologist in acute appendicitis. The aim of this study was to determine the value of US and abdominal X-ray for appendicitis in children when combined with clinical assessment based on PAS, and to establish a practical pathway for acute appendicitis in childhood.