Diagnostic Test Accuracy Protocol
Ultrasonography for diagnosis of acute appendicitis
Editorial Group: Cochrane Colorectal Cancer Group
Published Online: 28 FEB 2013
Assessed as up-to-date: 20 JAN 2013
Copyright © 2013 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
How to Cite
Wild JRL, Abdul N, Ritchie JE, Rud B, Freels S, Nelson RL. Ultrasonography for diagnosis of acute appendicitis (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD010402. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010402.
- Publication Status: New
- Published Online: 28 FEB 2013
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
Our primary objective is to provide readers with a summary of the diagnostic accuracy of US for appendicitis in patients who present with clinically suspected acute appendicitis.
Our secondary objectives are to explore the diagnostic accuracy of US for appendicitis in male and female patients, in the paediatric (under 16 years of age) and pregnant patient subgroups and in patients with intermediate clinical suspicion of acute appendicitis or indeterminate diagnostic scores.