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Douleurs abdominales basses: quelle imagerie ?

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 9, no. 399, p. 1715-1719
Publication date2013
Abstract

Nowadays, we need to counterbalance the excellent diagnostic yield of the abdominal CT Scan, with the significant risks of X irradiation. The Low Dose CT Scan allows confirmation of a diagnosis of appendicitis or nephrolithiasis with comparable precision and a much lower irradiation dose. In the case of appendicitis, the ultrasound is particularly useful, provided that the patient's BMI is <30. If there is suspicion of diverticulitis, the standard CT Scan remains the first line test. The Ultrasound is the first choice exam for a woman in childbearing age presenting with an acute abdominal pain.

Keywords
  • Abdomen/pathology
  • Abdominal Pain/etiology
  • Decision Making
  • Decision Trees
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Humans
Citation (ISO format)
NAVARRO, Isabel, POLETTI, Pierre-Alexandre Alois, BRÉCHET, Bachmann Anne-Claire. Douleurs abdominales basses: quelle imagerie ? In: Revue médicale suisse, 2013, vol. 9, n° 399, p. 1715–1719.
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