Use of a modified Alvorado score in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis.

Citation:
Saidi HS, Chavda SK. "Use of a modified Alvorado score in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis." East Afr Med J. 2003;80(8):411-4.

Abstract:

The negative appendicectomy rates have remained high. The integration of clinical scores into the diagnostic process in acute appendicitis has had the purposes of improving decision making and reducing the negative rates in this common condition. The performance of these score systems have however, not been uniform.

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