Hyperbilirubinemia as a predictor of gangrenous/perforated appendicitis: a prospective study


BACKGROUND THE AIMS OF THE STUDY WERE: 1) to establish the role of hyperbilirubinemia as a new diagnostic tool to predict gangrenous/perforated appendicitis; and 2) to compare other variables such as age, duration of symptoms, clinical profile, white blood cell count, C-reactive protein and ultrasound in a similar role. METHODS This is a prospective study… (More)


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