Impact of computed tomography of the abdomen on clinical outcomes in patients with acute right lower quadrant pain: a meta-analysis.
Can J Surg. 2011 Feb;54(1):43-53
Authors: Krajewski S, Brown J, Phang PT, Raval M, Brown CJ
Clinical evaluation alone is still considered adequate by many clinicians who treat patients with appendicitis. The impact of computed tomography (CT) on clinical outcomes remains unclear, and there is no consensus regarding the appropriate use of CT in these patients. We sought to evaluate the impact of abdominal CT on the clinical outcomes of patients presenting with suspected appendicitis.
PMID: 21251432 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]