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2022 Dec 23

World J Surg

Assessing Clinical Acumen in Predicting Acute Appendicitis in Emergency Surgery: A Prospective Study.


Lloyd AJ, Boland MR, Cleere E, Fallon F, Toale J, Hill ADK
World J Surg. 2022 Dec 23.
PMID: 36564560.


Clinical acumen and experience are critical in the diagnosis of the commonest surgical emergency, acute appendicitis. However, there is an increasing focus on haematological and radiological parameters in reaching the diagnosis of appendicitis, which can negate the importance of clinical findings. The aim was to assess the accuracy of each grade of the surgical team in diagnosing acute appendicitis using clinical acuity alone and compare them to each other as well as validated predictive scores.