West, Wayne M. ; Brady-West, Doreen C; McDonald, Archibald H.; Hanchard, Barrie; Mitchell, Derek I. G.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Ultrasonography and White Blood Cell Count in the Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
52 Suppl. 6
Objective: To determine the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasonography, and white blood cell (WBC) values in a group of patients with histologically confirmed acute apendicitis. Methods: The ultrasonographic register of the radiology Department of the University Hospital of the West Indies, was reviewed to determine patients sent to evaluate a clinical diagnosis of acute appendicitis during the period January 1, 2001 and December 31, 2002. The Ultrasonography diagnosis and WBC counts of patient with and without acute appendicitis on histology were compared.....