Acute mesenteric lymphadenitis in children: findings related to differential diagnosis and hospitalization


Özdamar M. Y. , Karavaş E.

ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, vol.16, no.2, pp.313-320, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/aoms.2018.79430
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.313-320
  • Keywords: mesenteric lymphadenitis, acute appendicitis, children, differential diagnosis, PROSPECTIVE VALIDATION, ACUTE APPENDICITIS, CT DIAGNOSIS, LYMPH-NODES, SCORE

Abstract

Introduction: Diagnostic discrimination between acute appendicitis (AA) and mesenteric lymphadenitis (AML) may require more diagnostic tests or great skill after excluding other diagnoses. This study aimed to make a differential diagnosis between AA and AML patients with previous and new parameters and to examine which parameters should be taken into account regarding whether the AML patient should be hospitalized or discharged.