File
language
eng
Attribute
original article
Author
Shibakita, Muneaki
Makino, Yoshinari
Uchida, Masaaki
Description
We evaluated the accuracy and the efficiency of a focused computed tomography technique with contrast material administered by mouth for the diagnosis of appendicitis. Sixty three patients prospectively underwent appendiceal eT scans after meglumine diatrizoate solution as contrast material and poly ethylene glycol as mechanical bowel preparation were administered by mouth for suspected appendicitis. This focused appendiceal eT technique proved to have a sensitivity of 92.9%, specificity of 100%, and accuracy of 98.1 %, respectively.
The risk and difficulty of this method have been minimized, while diagnostic accuracy for appendicitis has been maintained. In addition, the advantage of this technique enables to perform the mechanical bowel preparation which reduce the infectious morbidity after appendectomy at the same time.
Journal Title
Shimane journal of medical science
Volume
26
Start Page
27
End Page
31
ISSN
03865959
ISSN(Online)
24332410
Published Date
2009-12-01
NCID
AA00841586
Publisher Aalternative
Shimane University Faculty of Medicine
NII Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Format
PDF
Text Version
出版社版
OAI-PMH Set
Faculty of Medicine
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http://ci.nii.ac.jp/vol_issue/nels/AA00841586_jp.html