Jul 20, 2017
This podcast covers Chapter 93 of Rosen's 8th Edition Emergency
Medicine (or Chapter 83 if you've got the new-shiny 9th
All hail to the appendix. The pluto of our organs.
- List 8 ddx for appendicitis
- List 5 causes of acute appendiceal obstruction and describe the
pathophysiology of appendicitis including pain location
- List 5 PEX findings in appendicitis. Describe how the
presentation of appendicitis is different in peds, pregnant women,
- List 2 advantages and disadvantages each for CT and US in the
diagnosis of appendicitis. What is the sensitivity/specificity of
- Describe a clinical pathway for the diagnosis and management of
- When are antibiotics indicated?
1) Which patient groups present atypically
2) Describe the Alvarado Score and the Ped for Appendicitis
3) What are U/S findings of appendicitis?