n SA Journal of Radiology - Imaging of appendicitis : pictorial essay
|Article Title||Imaging of appendicitis : pictorial essay|
|Journal||SA Journal of Radiology|
|Author||Himal Gajjar and Anthony Levy|
|Publication Date||Dec 2008|
|Pages||100 - 102|
Appendicitis is one of the most common causes of abdominal pain requiring surgery. Early diagnosis and management are essential to reduce morbidity and mortality. Imaging is valuable in the diagnosis of cases that are clinically atypical. Imaging also allows evaluation of the complications of appendicitis, which include perforation, peri-appendiceal abscess formation and portal pyaemia. In certain circumstances, conservative treatment of complicated appendicitis with percutaneous drainage is appropriate.
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