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Research Article

The Diagnostic Utility and Clinical Impact of After-Hours CT Scans of the Abdomen and Pelvis Investigating Abdominal Pain

Table 2

An individual breakdown of the after-hours CT A/P findings.

Scan categoryScan findingFrequency ()%

NormalNormal2227.8

Acute inflammatory pathologyAppendicitis1215.2
Pancreatitis (uncomplicated)45.1
Diverticulitis22.5
Pancreatic necrosis22.5
Abdominal wall collections11.3
Descending colitis11.3
Endometritis11.3
Ileitis11.3
Pelvic collection11.3
Perianal abscess11.3
Pyelonephritis11.3
Total2734.4

MiscellaneousAbdominal wall haematoma11.3
Abdominal wall seroma11.3
Bilateral inguinal hernia recurrence11.3
Colonic tumour with metastases11.3
Ileus11.3
Ischaemic colitis/tumour11.3
Marked faecal loading11.3
Obstructing renal calculus with hydronephrosis11.3
Oesophageal and abdominal wall varices11.3
Parastomal and umbilical hernia11.3
Prostate tumour11.3
Rectal tumour with metastases11.3
Subcapsular liver metastases11.3
Ureteric colic11.3
Total1418.2

ObstructionSmall bowel obstruction: unclear cause33.8
Small bowel obstruction: abdominal wall hernia22.5
Small bowel obstruction: small bowel volvulus22.5
Small bowel obstruction: parastomal hernia11.3
Large bowel obstruction: abdominal wall hernia11.3
Total911.4

PerforationGastrointestinal tract perforation: unclear site33.8
Acute perforated appendicitis11.3
Perforated gallbladder11.3
Sigmoid perforation11.3
Total67.7

InconclusiveInconclusive11.3

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