TITLE

Acute Abdominal Pain: Diagnostic Impact of Immediate CT Scanning

AUTHOR(S)
Andersson, Roland
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
World Journal of Surgery;Dec2007, Vol. 31 Issue 12, p2356
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the role of computed tomography (CT) in the management of patients with acute abdominal pain. The author refers to a study which presents the results of immediate and indiscriminate CT scanning in all patients with acute abdominal pain at their hospital. He concludes that there is presently no randomized study that supports routine use of immediate CT scanning in patients with abdominal pain.
ACCESSION #
27734071

 

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