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.
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