The fate of the negative appendix

Frederic C. Chang*, Hugh H. Hogle, David R. Welling

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The following important facts are demonstrated by this study.o1.There is significant morbidity in patients with a preoperative diagnosis of appendicitis who are found to have a normal appendix.2.The diagnostic accuracy in females is especially low, and further preoperative studies might well be indicated.3.Patients with signs and symptoms of appendicitis can have a more serious surgical disease which requires expertise for proper management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)752-754
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1973
Externally publishedYes


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