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Emergency Medicine InternationalVolume 2012 2012, Article ID 823095, 4 pages

Clinical Study

Emergency Department, Numune Training and Research Hospital, 06130 Ankara, Turkey

Biochemistry Department, Numune Training and Research Hospital, 06130 Ankara, Turkey

Received 6 June 2012; Revised 12 July 2012; Accepted 24 July 2012

Academic Editor: Isa Kilicaslan

Copyright © 2012 Bunyamin Uyanik et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Introduction. Acute appendicitis is the leading cause of abdominal pain in children requiring emergency surgical intervention. The aim of this study is to investigate the diagnostic value of MPV in early diagnosis of acute appendicitis cases in pediatric age group. Methods. This study was performed retrospectively. Three hundred five patients operated on with the diagnosis of appendicitis and pathologically found to be acute appendicitis were classified as Group 1 and 305 healthy children were classified as control Group 2. Results. One hundred ninety-seven of 305 cases in Group 1 are males 64.6%, in Group 2, 151 of 305 cases are males 49.5%. The mean MPV in Group 1 was 7 . 9 ± 0 . 9 fL, and whereas in Group 2 was 7 . 7 ± 0 . 8 fL. There was no statistically significant difference regarding MPV values 𝑃 > 0 . 0 5 . Conclusion. In our study we detected that mean platelet volume has no diagnostic value in pediatric acute appendicitis cases.





Author: Bunyamin Uyanik, Cemil Kavalci, Engin Deniz Arslan, Fevzi Yilmaz, Ozgur Aslan, Serdal Dede, and Fatih Bakir

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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