Spot urine 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid levels in the early diagnosis of acute appendicitis


APAK S., KAZEZ A., Ozel S. , USTUNDAG B., AKPOLAT N., KIZIRGIL A.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.40, no.9, pp.1436-1439, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2005.05.042
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1436-1439

Abstract

Background/Purpose: The significance of spot urine 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) levels in the early diagnosis of acute appendicitis (AA) is questioned.