International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016

Evaluation of Modified Alvarado Score and Ultrasonography for the Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis

Money Gupta | Verinderjit Singh Virdi | Laxmi Agnihotri | Vishal Mandial

Abstract: Acute appendicitis is one of the commonest surgical conditions. Diagnosis of this disease still remains a problem. Alvarado score is a clinical scoring system used to diagnose this. Modified Alvarado score alone has sensitivity of 95 % and Ultrasonography has 86 %. Combining both the modalities, sensitivity is 86 % but specificity is 100 %. Accuracy of positive diagnosis by Alvarado score alone was 71 % and by Ultrasound alone was 85 % in women. This increased to 92 % by combining both. Modified Alvarado score should be combined with Ultrasonography for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis.

Keywords: Alvarado score, acute appendicitis, Ultrasonography, diagnosis of appendicitis

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016,

Pages: 2166 - 2168

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