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International Journal of Surgery Science
Vol. 5, Issue 4, Part B (2021)

Accuracy of ultrasonography for the diagnosis of acute generalized peritonitis in children: A two-year review

Author(s): Papa Alassane Mbaye, Florent Tshibwid A Zeng, Alassane Ndiaye, Mbaye Fall, Doudou Gueye, Souleymane Camara, Fatou SY, Oumar Ndour and Gabriel Ngom
Abstract: In atypical presentations, ultrasonography may be helpful to confirm the diagnosis of acute generalized peritonitis. Our study aimed to evaluate its accuracy at Albert Royer National Children’s Hospital Centre of Dakar, in Senegal. We conducted a two-year (2018-2020) retrospective cross-sectional study, with an analytical aspect. Fifty-one patients were included in our study. In 56.7% of cases, a radiologist realized the ultrasonography. The sensibility and specificity of ultrasonography for the diagnosis of acute generalized peritonitis were 70 and 75% respectively. Accuracy of diagnosis was reduced proportionally to the operator's experience, ranging from 82% for radiologists, 66% for interns in radiology to 46% for trainees in radiology (p=0,0145). In our environment, the accuracy of ultrasonography for the diagnosis of acute generalized peritonitis is poor, and largely influenced by the operator's experience, which relegates this investigation to the second line, behind clinical suspicion.
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Papa Alassane Mbaye, Florent Tshibwid A Zeng, Alassane Ndiaye, Mbaye Fall, Doudou Gueye, Souleymane Camara, Fatou SY, Oumar Ndour, Gabriel Ngom. Accuracy of ultrasonography for the diagnosis of acute generalized peritonitis in children: A two-year review. Int J Surg Sci 2021;5(4):68-70. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2021.v5.i4b.761
International Journal of Surgery Science