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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2006 Apr;186(4):1158-64.

Appendicitis in young children: imaging experience and clinical outcomes.

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Department of Radiology, Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Our purpose was to evaluate the imaging characteristics and clinical outcomes of children less than 5 years old who underwent surgery for presumed appendicitis.

CONCLUSION:

Appendicitis is not rare in young children and imaging findings reflect the high frequency of perforation in this population.

PMID:
16554597
DOI:
10.2214/AJR.05.0055
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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