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Appendicitis (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Editors: Bhupinder Anand, MD and Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

REFERENCES:

Addiss, D. G., et.al., The Epidemiology of Appendicitis and Appendectomy in the United States. vol. 132, No. 5: 910-925

American Academy of Family Physicians. Acute Appendicitis: Review and Update.

Bendeck, S. et.al., Imaging for Suspected Appendicitis: Negative Appendectomy and Perforation Rates. Radiology 2002; 225:131-136.

eMedicine.com. Appendicitis.

MedscapeReference.com. Appendicitis.

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. Appendicitis.

Rao, P,M. et al. Introduction of appendiceal CT: impact on negative appendectomy and appendiceal perforation rates. Ann Surg. 1999 March; 229(3): 344–349.


Last Editorial Review: 7/14/2011

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