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Recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of acute appendicitis.

Authors
  • Calder, J D
  • Gajraj, H
Type
Published Article
Journal
British journal of hospital medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1995
Volume
54
Issue
4
Pages
129–133
Identifiers
PMID: 7582361
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Unnecessary appendicectomy carries long-term risks to the patient. The decision for surgical intervention is often made based on the patient's history and the findings of clinical examination. This article reviews recent papers published on the various methods of reducing the incorrect diagnosis of acute appendicitis, and the advances in its treatment.

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