Role of Ultrasound in Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis

Hiwa O. Ahmed1, Tahir Arif2, & Alla Abdulkadir Shalli2

College of Medicine, University of Sulaimani, 2 Sulaimani Technical Institute, Kurdistan Region/Iraq

In this work the authors have tried a prospective study over 5 years to evaluate the role of ultrasound,
in non selected groups of patients with lower abdominal pain & suspicion of acute appendicitis, all the
ultrasound examinations done by two ultrasonographists.
Although ultrasound is a simple, cost-effective, non-invasive investigation with high acceptance by the
patients, clinical examination remains a cornerstone of the diagnosis of acute appendicitis and it is
superior to ultrasound examination in diagnosis of cases of acute appendicitis.

Keywords : Acute appendicitis, Ultrasound.


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