Sonography of acute appendicitis and its mimics in children

Kiran M. Sargar, Marilyn J. Siegel

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The diagnosis of acute right lower quadrant pain in a pediatric population is challenging. Acute appendicitis is the most common cause of an acute surgical abdomen. The common mimics of acute appendicitis are acute gastrointestinal and gynecologic diseases. This article reviews the sonographic findings of the spectrum of common acute abdominal emergencies in children with a focus on imaging clues to a specific diagnosis. This awareness can impact on diagnostic accuracy and impact patient management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-170
Number of pages8
JournalIndian Journal of Radiology and Imaging
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2014


  • Appendicitis
  • pediatric
  • sonography


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