CORRELATION OF ULTRASOUND AND RIPASA SCORING SYSTEM IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF ACUTE APPENDICITIS
Objective: Correlation of Ultrasound and RIPASA scoring system in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Study Design: 50 patients presenting to emergency underwent ultrasound and evaluation as per RIPASA scoring system followed by emergency appendicectomy. The sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive value calculated for each goups. Results: The sensitivity, specificity, Positive Predictive Value and Negative Predictive Value for ultrasound were 75.51%, 100%, 100% and 7.69% respectively and that for RIPASA scoring system were 93.9%, 100% 100% and 25% respectively. The negative appendicectomy rate was 2%. Conclusion: RIPASA scoring system may be used for correctly diagnosing acute appendicitis but low sensitivity of ultrasound precludes its routine use and may be used as a complementary tool in diagnosing acute appendicitis. Keywards: Acute Appendictis, RIPASA, Ultrasound.
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