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DETERMINATION OF DIAGNOSTIC COLOUR DOPPLER SONOGRAPHIC ACCURACY IN ACUTE APPENDICITIS. J Urmia Univ Med Sci. 2008; 19 (2) :145-148
URL: http://umj.umsu.ac.ir/article-1-289-en.html

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  A Mohammadi [1] , MD MH Daghighi [2] , MD M Poorisa [3] , MD

 

 Received: 24 Oct, 2007 Accepted: 16 Jan, 2008

 ABSTRACT

 Background & Aims: As acute appendicitis is the most common etiology of acute abdomen. This study was done in order to determine sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of colour Doppler sonography in diagnosis of acute appendicitis.

 Materials & Methods: 164 patients clinically suspected to acute appendicitis underwent preoperative colour Doppler sonography and the presence of blood flow in the wall of appendix was indicative of positive result of the study.

 Results: Sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of the sonography were 100%, 94.4% and 98.8% respectively. PPV and NPV of the study were 98.4% and 100%.

 Conclusion: Colour Doppler sonography is a very accurate method for diagnosis of acute appendicitis but non visualization of blood flow in the wall of appendix or RLQ is against the diagnosis of acute appendicitis.

 

 

  Address: Department of Radiology, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran. Tel: 09143480425

 

 E-mail: mohanadi_afshin@yahoo.com

 

  Source: UMJ 2008: 19(2):184 ISSN: 1027-3727



  [1] Assistant professor of Radiology , Urmia University of Medical Sciences(Corresponding Author)

  [2] Assistant professor of Radiology , Tabriz University of Medical Sciences

  [3] Assistant professor of Radiology ,Tabriz University of Medical Sciences

 

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: آناتومی
Received: 2008/10/21

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