Lab tests, ultrasounds identify children who need surgical treatment for appendicitis

19 febrero 2015

Data from two standard diagnostic tests commonly obtained in children evaluated for abdominal pain — when combined — can improve the ability of emergency department physicians and pediatric surgeons to identify those patients who should be sent to the operating room for prompt removal of an inflamed appendix; those who may be admitted for observation; and those who may safely be discharged home, according to a new study.