In recent years technological progress has introduced the widespread use of multidetector computed-tomography (MDCT). The impact of this new technique in the diagnostic process of the acute abdomen in the emergency-department (ED) has not yet been extensively evaluated. Aim of this work is to assess the accuracy of 64-row MDCT in the differential diagnosis of surgical non-traumatic acute abdomen in the ED. We prospectively studied 181 patients admitted to our ED with a diagnosis of acute abdomen, who underwent for clinical reasons MDCT scan followed by surgery. Radiological diagnosis was compared with surgical findings and histological examination.

Accuracy of 64-row MDCT in the diagnosis of surgical non-traumatic acute abdomen in the emergency department

GIRAUDO, Maria Teresa;
2011

Abstract

In recent years technological progress has introduced the widespread use of multidetector computed-tomography (MDCT). The impact of this new technique in the diagnostic process of the acute abdomen in the emergency-department (ED) has not yet been extensively evaluated. Aim of this work is to assess the accuracy of 64-row MDCT in the differential diagnosis of surgical non-traumatic acute abdomen in the ED. We prospectively studied 181 patients admitted to our ED with a diagnosis of acute abdomen, who underwent for clinical reasons MDCT scan followed by surgery. Radiological diagnosis was compared with surgical findings and histological examination.
Accuracy; Differential diagnosis; Radiological diagnosis; Sensitivity
Priola AM; Volpicelli G.; Giraudo MT; Avogliero F.; Boccuzzi F.; Priola SM
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