Document Detail

Saline-filled appendiceal ultrasonography in clinically equivocal acute appendicitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8875877     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: To establish the value of saline-filled appendiceal ultrasonography in the the diagnosis of clinically equivocal acute appendicitis. METHODS: Saline-filled ultrasonography was performed in 43 patients with an equivocal clinical diagnosis of acute appendicitis. RESULTS: Sonography diagnosed 31 of 32 patients without acute appendicitis (97%). A normal appendix was visualized in 15 patients (47%), and we identified a normal appendix in 15 of 22 patients (68%) in whom the colon was cleansed with Golytely(R). Sonography diagnosed 10 of 11 patients with acute appendicitis (91%). In three of 10 patients, the findings corresponded to sonographic pitfalls. CONCLUSION: Saline-filled appendiceal ultrasonography enables the detection of a normal appendix and may overcome sonographic pitfalls in acute appendicitis.
S H Cha; S H Kim; E S Lee; C M Park; I H Cha; J H Kim; K B Chung; W H Suh
Related Documents :
9848307 - The expression of soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 in endometriosis.
8893097 - Congenital bilateral anorchia: clinical, hormonal and imaging study in 12 cases.
10806587 - Is diagnostic testicular fine needle aspiration necessary in azoospermic men before spe...
15223847 - Cryopreservation of sperm from adolescents and adults with malignancies.
7815437 - Study of the huntington's disease (hd) gene cag repeats in schizophrenic patients shows...
9632187 - Endoscopic management of colloid cysts.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Abdominal imaging     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0942-8925     ISO Abbreviation:  Abdom Imaging     Publication Date:    1996 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-12     Completed Date:  1996-12-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9303672     Medline TA:  Abdom Imaging     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  525-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, An San Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, #516 Ko Jan Dong, An San City, Kyung Ki Do 425-020, Korea.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Appendicitis / ultrasonography*
Electrolytes / diagnostic use
Polyethylene Glycols / diagnostic use
Sodium Chloride / diagnostic use
Ultrasonography / methods
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Electrolytes; 0/Golytely; 0/Polyethylene Glycols; 0/Solutions; 7647-14-5/Sodium Chloride

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Lipoma-induced jejunojejunal intussusception: US and CT diagnosis.
Next Document:  The renal axes in spina bifida: issues of confusion and fusion.