Rate of and factors affecting sonographic visualization of the appendix in asymptomatic children


This is really disappointing to me when I see , in 55 % asymptomatic children, it took 15 min for pediatric sonographer to visualize entire appendix. They also could see some parts of appendix in 67%. we should remember that these kids did not have any pain or TTP in RLQ. This study showed visualization was not affected by: BMI, age, or gender.

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