R Brooke Jeffrey

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  • ACUTE APPENDICITIS CONFINED TO THE APPENDICEAL TIP - EVALUATION WITH GRADED COMPRESSION SONOGRAPHY JOURNAL OF ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE Nghiem, H. V., Jeffrey, R. B. 1992; 11 (5): 205-207

    Abstract:

    Focal appendicitis at the tip of the appendix has not been emphasized in the sonographic literature. We present the sonographic findings in four patients with pathologically confirmed acute appendicitis confined to the appendiceal tip. In all four patients, the base of the appendix had a normal appearance with maximal outer diameters measuring 4 to 6 mm. However, the inflamed tip was focally enlarged, measuring greater than 7 mm. The importance of a careful survey of the entire length of the appendix is emphasized to avoid a false-negative examination.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1992KY02000005

    View details for PubMedID 1588690

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