Observiong patients overnight with suspected appendicitis is the rule by our
surgeons. We do not keep the patients but rather consult surgery with each
case and they are the ones who decide on whether or not to admit and
observe. Seems we do not agree here. I think the work up a fter the initial
evaluation should be the surgeons call, afterall, they are the one who have
to decide on whether to cut or not (or laparoscope). So why not let them
have the opportunity to be in on the diagnostic decisions?
Wouldn't the sensitivity of US or CT ne operator dependent?
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