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Abdominal ultrasound in the diagnosis of childhood appendicitis
  1. Rob Williams,
  2. Kevin Mackway-Jones
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK
  1. Correspondence to: Kevin Mackway-Jones, Consultant (kevin.mackway-jones{at}

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Report by Rob Williams, Specialist Registrar Search checked by Kevin Mackway-Jones, Consultant

Clinical scenario

An 8 year old patient presents to the emergency department with a six hour history of right iliac fossa pain; examination is suggestive of acute appendicitis. You wonder whether an ultrasound …

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