Unformatted text preview: Urine Tests • Usually normal • If blood is present it may indicate stones or tumours as a cause of the pain • If blood, nitrates and proteins are present this could indicate a UTI • Urine tests are compulsory in all women due to the risk of Ectopic Pregnancy Imaging • US Colour Doppler - used to assess the size and consistency of the Appendix as well as it's blood flow • CT – may show an enlarged diameter of the appendix Laparoscopy • Both investigative and curative. Laparoscopy allows direct visualisation of the appendix and usually curative surgery due to the risk of missing an acute appendix and leaving it in....
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- Fall '10
- Anthropology, Ectopic pregnancy, Pelvic inflammatory disease, acute appendicitis, Appendicitis Epidemiology