The Effect of Abdominal Pain Duration on the Accuracy of Diagnostic Imaging for Pediatric Appendicitis
Annals of Emergency Medicine, 08/01/2012
Bachur RG et al. – The sensitivity of ultrasonography for appendicitis improves with a longer duration of abdominal pain, whereas computed tomography (CT) demonstrated high sensitivity regardless of pain duration. Additionally, CT results (but not ultrasonographic results) were less likely to be equivocal with longer duration of abdominal pain.