Markers of Severe Appendicitis

Tehrani, Hassan Y.; Petros, James G.; Kumar, R. Ravi; Chu, Quyen
May 1999
American Surgeon;May1999, Vol. 65 Issue 5, p453
Academic Journal
Provides a study that identified several prognostic markers in the presentation of acute appendicitis. Methodology; Factors responsible for the increasing rate of gangrene and perforation; Diagnosis of the disease.


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