Low Diagnostic Values Of Ultrasonography And Negative Appendectomy: Still a Major Problem In University Hospitals

Background: Misdiagnosis of the acute appendicitis may increase the rate of negative appendectomies,which involve a huge waste of resources and are sometimes associated with severe complications. Furthermore, false negative result of ultrasonography (US) could lead to perforation of appendix. Since...

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Main Authors: Abdoreza Khatami, Seyed-Mohammad Fereshtehnejad, Negin Farsi, Tahmineh Motevasseli, Rasoul Azizi
Format: Article
Published: Iran University of Medical Sciences 2011-02-01
Series:Medical Journal of The Islamic Republic of Iran
Online Access:http://mjiri.tums.ac.ir/browse.php?a_code=A-10-1-127&slc_lang=en&sid=1