Hong Kong Med J 1997;3:149-52 | Number 2, June 1997
Acute appendicitis-a recent audit of an old problem
KM Chung, SW Lee, NH Chia, MT Cheung, ST Hwang
Department of Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Wylie Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
We conducted a retrospective review of all patients who had an appendicectomy performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong, from January 1993 through December 1994. The diagnostic accuracy for true appendicitis was 74%. Nine per cent of patients had other pathologies, which also needed exploration. The diagnostic accuracy in female patients was 66%, compared with 82% for male patients (P
Key words: Appendicitis; Appendectomy; Diagnosis, differential
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