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Clin Imaging. 2013 Sep-Oct;37(5):902-7. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2013.02.016. Epub 2013 Jun 12.

Accuracy of 64-row multidetector CT in the diagnosis of surgically treated acute abdomen.

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Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University of Turin, San Luigi Gonzaga University Hospital, Regione Gonzole 10, 10043, Orbassano (Torino), Italy. Electronic address: adriano.priola@inwind.it.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the accuracy of 64-row computed tomography (CT) in the differential diagnosis of acute abdomen in the emergency department.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Prospective analysis of 181 patients with surgically treated acute abdomen.

RESULTS:

In 158/181 cases, CT was totally concordant with surgical repertoire. Partial concordance was found in 15 cases. Overall sensitivity was 87.3% when only cases of complete concordance were considered, 95.6% if also partial concordance cases were included.

CONCLUSION:

CT showed high reliability in the differential diagnosis of acute abdomen surgically treated, although associated conditions can sometimes be missed.

KEYWORDS:

Abdominal CT; Abdominal pain; Abdominal surgery; Acute abdomen; Emergency radiology

PMID:
23764231
DOI:
10.1016/j.clinimag.2013.02.016
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