ULTRASONOGRAPHIC FINDINGS IN PATIENTS DIAGNOSED WITH ACUTE APPENDICITIS

Acute appendicitis is a frequent predominant pathology in pediatric ages. This pathology constitutes the main cause of acute surgical abdomen in emergencies. (

The early diagnosis of acute appendicitis is essential, it is generally through physical evaluation and clinical examination, however, the use of paraclinical studies, whether laboratory and imaging, help the surgeon to have a better pre-surgical vision, being more complete for each case and to have data that may be relevant to determine the approach or other relevant aspects to decide behaviors before, during and after the surgical act. Ultrasound is useful in all cases where acute appendicitis is suspected, especially when there is a diagnostic doubt based on the clinic or laboratory.

Ultrasound can provide important information, especially in cases where there are doubts regarding the diagnosis, ultrasound can be a very useful tool for the surgeon.