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Study of Oliak et al for the Diagnosis of Perforated Appendicitis or Gangrenous Based on CT Scan Findings

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Once an inflamed appendix perforates or becomes gangrenous the morbidity of acute operative management increases. Oliak et al used CT scanning to identify patients with a perforated or gangrenous appendix who might benefit from initial nonoperative management. The authors are from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California.

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