FINDING THE ROLE OF ULTRASOUND AND CT SCAN IN REDUCING NEGATIVE APPENDECTOMY RATE

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Umer Qureshi
Muhammad Faheem Sarwar
Yousaf Tanveer

Keywords

undue surgical interventions, Acute appendicitis, paediatric patients, hospital admissions

Abstract

Introduction: Acute appendicitis is a common surgical emergency, with a prevalence of 112 per 100,000 people per year in Europe. In England alone, it accounts for more than 40,000 hospital admissions annually.Objectives: The main objective of the study is to finding the role of ultrasound and CT scan in reducing negative aappendectomy rate.Material and methods: This descriptive study was conducted in The royal Oldham Hospital, Greater Manchester during July 2021 to November 2021. The data was collected from 64 patients with age range 18 to 60 years.Results: The data was collected from 38 patients of which 7 (18.4%) were male and 31 (81.6) were female. The mean and standard deviation of age in years age was 12.5789 ± 3.10 years.Conclusion: It is concluded that ultrasonography is justified as an appropriate diagnostic tool in suspected cases of Acute appendicitis in paediatric patients to avoid undue surgical interventions.

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