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Ultrasound - A safer alternative for Appendicitis diagnosis

New research showed that ultrasound scan is safer and equally effective in diagnosing appendicitis when compared to the CT scans. Appendix is a finger shaped vestigial organ found extending from the large intestine. Inflammation of appendix due to the infection causes severe abdominal pain, motions and vomiting associated with fever.  This condition is called appendicitis. Appendix is surgically removed (Appendectomy) in such cases.

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