Journal of Korean Society of Medical Ultrasound 1990;9(2): 117-121.
Ultrasonographic findings in perforated appendicitis)
Ye Kyung Kim
ABSTRACT
A retrospective analys of surgically confirmed 45cases of perforated appendicitis was performed to evaluatesonographic findings. Inflammed appendix was visualized sonographic findings. Inflammed appendix was visualized sonographically in 42 of 45 cases. Common associated fuindings were loculated periappendiceal fluid collection(76%), loss of appendiceal wall(76%), irregular thickening of appendiceal wall(74%)and hypertrophy of pericecal fat(57%), Other uncommon findings were free peritoneal fluid(24%), appendicoloth(19%), intramural gas(10%), and luminal dilatation of appendix(7%), Thirty-four of 45 cases could be diagnosed sonographically before surgery. The results show that ultrasonography is a usuful technique in the diagnosis of perforated appendicitis and the evaluation of complication.
Keywords: Abdomen,US
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