Diagnostic Imaging and Negative Appendectomy Rates in Children: Effects of Age and Gender
Bachur RG et al. – The impact of diagnostic imaging on negative appendectomy rate varies by age and gender. Diagnostic imaging for boys older than 5 years with suspected appendicitis has no meaningful impact on negative appendectomy rates (NARs). Diagnostic strategies for possible appendicitis should incorporate the risk of negative appendectomy by age and gender.