Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Significant ultrasound practice needed to diagnose appendicitis

(HealthDay)—There is a learning curve among novice emergency medicine residents in using emergency ultrasonography to diagnose acute appendicitis, according to a study published online Jan. 5 in the Journal of Clinical ...

Surgery

Single-incision laparoscopic appendectomy preferable

(HealthDay)—For patients with acute appendicitis, single-incision laparoscopic appendectomy (SILA) is preferable to conventional three-incision laparoscopic appendectomy (CTLA), according to a review published online Nov. ...

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