Table of Contents

Historical Background, Anatomy and Function, Etiology and Epidemiology.
Clinical Presentation of Acute Appendicitis: Clinical Signs-Laboratory Findings-Clinical Scores, Alvarado Score and Derivate Scores.
Appendicitis Perforation Rates and Time Interval between Symptom Onset and Surgery.
Negative Appendectomy Rate and Implications of Removing a Normal Appendix.
Laparoscopy and Laparotomy.
Treatment of Appendiceal Perforation.
Imaging of Acute Appendicitis in Adults: Radiography.
Imaging of Acute Appendicitis in Adults: Ultrasonography.
Imaging of Acute Appendicitis in Adults: Computed Tomography.
Ultrasonography Versus Computed Tomography: Evidence-Based Imaging.
Imaging of Acute Appendicitis in Adults: MRI.
Imaging of Acute Appendicitis in Adults: Current Practices in Pregnant Women.
Imaging of Acute Appendicitis in Children: Radiography.
Imaging of Acute Appendicitis in Children: Ultrasonography.
Imaging of Acute Appendicitis in Children: Computed Tomography Including Radiation Issues.
US Versus CT: Evidence-Based Medicine and Cost-Effectiveness in Imaging Acute Appendicitis in Children.
Imaging of Acute Appendicitis in Children: MRI.
Spontaneously Resolving and Chronic Appendicitis.
Imaging of Primary Appendiceal Neoplasms.
Impact of Imaging on Negative Appendectomy Rate.
Radiation Dose from MDCT Examinations for Suspected Acute Appendicitis.
Summary and Perspectives.