Ir J Med Sci (2017) 186:775–779 DOI 10.1007/s11845-017-1557-4 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Clinical utility of abdominal and pelvic ultrasound in the evaluation of right iliac fossa pain in females 1 1,2,3 3 1 3 • • • • • O. Ahmed A. C. Rogers P. Balfe B. M. Waldron F. Pretorius M. P. McMonagle Received: 6 October 2016 / Accepted: 11 January 2017 / Published online: 27 January 2017 Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2017 Abstract Conclusion The results herein reﬂect ﬁndings from high Background Ultrasound (US) is often the imaging volume emergency surgical departments, demonstrating modality of choice in women with acute right iliac fossa that unfocussed abdominal and pelvic ultrasounds are not (RIF) pain, identifying the appendix in up to 99% of an appropriate use of resources in reproductive women patients. The literature, however, lacks clear guidelines on with RIF pain. Clinically relevant extra-pelvic US ﬁndings how ultrasonography should be performed to maximise account for less than 1%, rarely contributing to the acute sensitivity and speciﬁcity in such patients. Many centres presentation. The appendix was only visualised in 6% of perform untargeted abdomino-pelvic scans, including patients, suggesting that a focussed appendiceal and pelvic organs such as the liver
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Published: Jan 27, 2017
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