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Appendicitis scoring system

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J J Atema, C C van Rossem, M M Leeuwenburgh, J Stoker, M A Boermeester
BACKGROUND: Non-operative management may be an alternative for uncomplicated appendicitis, but preoperative distinction between uncomplicated and complicated disease is challenging. This study aimed to develop a scoring system based on clinical and imaging features to distinguish uncomplicated from complicated appendicitis. METHODS: Patients with suspected acute appendicitis based on clinical evaluation and imaging were selected from two prospective multicentre diagnostic accuracy studies (OPTIMA and OPTIMAP)...
July 2015: British Journal of Surgery
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