Imaging in adolescent medicine

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Abstract

Choosing the best imaging study for some of the common clinical entities encountered in the adolescent population is challenging. In all cases, a thorough history and physical examination are the foundation for arriving at a concise differential diagnosis. The purpose of imaging should be to confirm or rule out suspected pathology that requires immediate intervention or to further narrow the differential and direct additional imaging investigation accordingly. The topics for this article include suspected appendicitis, severe headache, acute-onset chest pain, acute-onset scrotal pain, lower abdominal and pelvic pain in adolescent girls, and suspected nephrolithiasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-202
Number of pages10
JournalAdolescent medicine: state of the art reviews
Volume19
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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