Article Text

PDF
Irritable bowel syndrome and negative appendectomy
  1. F Fleming1,
  2. P Grace2
  1. 1General Surgery, Mid Western Regional Hospital, Limerick Ireland
  2. 2Surgical Science, University of Limerick, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to:
    MrFergal Fleming
    Department of Surgery, Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick, Ireland; fjfleming{at}rcsi.ie

Statistics from Altmetric.com

We read with interest the paper by Lu et al (Gut 2007;56:655–60) regarding predictors for negative appendectomy. The authors make no reference to the potential role of laparoscopy as a diagnostic tool in the management of patients presenting with acute lower abdominal pain. In a 2004 Cochrane review, …

View Full Text

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

Linked Articles