On-table Diagnostic Accuracy and the Clinical Significance of Routine Exploration in Open Appendectomies

The current practice of further exploration for other intra-abdominal pathology only when a normal appendix is found may leave other organic causes of acute abdomen undetected if the surgeon's on-table diagnostic accuracy is low. Methods: In this retrospective study in 518 patients who underwen...

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Main Authors: Cheuk Fan Shum, Jeremy Fung Yen Lim, Khee Chee Soo, Wai Keong Wong
Format: Article
Published: Elsevier 2005-10-01
Series:Asian Journal of Surgery
Online Access:http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1015958409603560