The video will discuss the tests done for diagnosing acute appendicitis by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. Plain CT scan can be the choice of investigation to diagnose appendicitis if there is no perforation or a contrast CT scan if perforation or abscess is suspected. The diagnostic feature is double wall thickening of more than 6mm and appendicular wall thickness of more than 2mm. Low radiation CT scan should be the preferred choice of investigation in acute appendicitis.
Recipient of Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, National Science Communication Award and Dr B C Roy National Award, Dr Aggarwal is a physician, cardiologist, spiritual writer and motivational speaker. He is the Past President of the Indian Medical Association and President of Heart Care Foundation of India. He is also the Editor in Chief of the IJCP Group, Medtalks and eMediNexus