Can the efficiency of modified Alvarado scoring system in the diagnosis acute appendicitis be increased with tenesmus?


Bulus H., Tas A., Morkavuk B., Koklu S., Soy D., COŞKUN A.

WIENER KLINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT, vol.125, pp.16-20, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 125
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00508-012-0308-9
  • Journal Name: WIENER KLINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.16-20

Abstract

Acute appendicitis is one of the main pathological conditions requiring emergency surgical intervention. The most widely accepted scoring system is modified Alvarado scoring system (MASS). In this study we aimed to improve the efficiency of MASS by adding a new parameter and to evaluate its efficiency in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis.