Should Alvarado and Ohmann scores be real indicators for diagnosis of appendicitis and severity of inflammation?


YILMAZ E. M. , Kapci M., Çelik S., Manoglu B., Avcil M., Karacan E.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.23, no.1, pp.29-33, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/tjtes.2016.89894
  • Journal Name: ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.29-33
  • Keywords: Alvarado, appendicitis, inflammation, Ohmann, COMPUTED-TOMOGRAPHY, SCORING SYSTEM, ULTRASONOGRAPHY, DECISION

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is one of the most common causes of abdominal pain seen in surgical clinics. Although it can be easily diagnosed, the picture may be confusing, particularly in premenopausal women and the elderly. The present study is an evaluation of 2 of the current scoring systems with respect to accurate diagnosis of the disease and indication of inflammation severity.