Appendicitis is the most common pediatric surgical emergency. Ultrasound (US) receives the highest appropriate rating scale in children with right lower quadrant pain suspected to have appendicitis. The US exam of the appendix has improved since Puylaert pioneered the technique of graded compression in 1986. In this article, we review ultrasonography of the pediatric appendix as it pertains to the normal appendix, acute appendicitis and the different sonographic manifestations. We also briefly describe technical optimization of image acquisition, common pitfalls and differential diagnoses.
Pediatric Radiology – Springer Journals
Published: Aug 4, 2017
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