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ACCURACY OF ALVARADO SCORE IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF ACUTE APPENDICITIS

Dr. Santhosh Laxman1, Dr. Pramod Sangolgi*, Dr. Arun Bhavikatti and Dr. Arun Uttam

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Aims and Objective: 1. To determine the accuracy of ultrasound in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. 2. To compare the ultrasound diagnosis with intra operative diagnosis. Materials and Methods: Study was conducted in tertiary care hospital of north Karnataka. Duration of study was three years from January 2014 to December 2017. Hundred cases of clinically diagnosed acute appendicitis patients were studied and compared with data from literature. Hundred consecutive patients which presented to our surgical team with acute appendicitis were assessed prospectively using Alvarado score. They were given specific scores according to the variable and divided into two groups, group one (score >7) and group two (score 7, appendicitis was confirmed in 53cases out of 54 patients, while at scores

Keywords: Acute Appendicitis, Alvarado score, Accuracy.


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