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Abstract                 Volume:5  Issue-4  Year-2017          Original Research Articles

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Role of Serum Bilirubin as a Marker for Acute Appendicitis
H.M. Abdulnabi1, Waseem Al-katib2 and Mais S.M. Shamssa3*
1Professor, 2Assistant professor, 3Lecturer at the Department of General Surgery/Kufa University/Najaf/Iraq and A General Surgeon at Al-Sadr Teaching Hospital/Najaf/Iraq
*Corresponding author

Acute appendicitis is one of the most common intra-abdominal emergencies seen in the surgical department, which can be treated easily if an accurate diagnosis is made in time; otherwise delay in diagnosis and treatment can lead to gangrene, perforation and diffuse peritonitis. Hyperbilirubinemia is the result of imbalance between production and excretion of bilirubin by the liver and since the liver receive the blood from the  portal  venous system which carry it from intra-abdominal organ, so any intra-abdominal infection including the acute appendicitis could lead to hyperbilirubinemia. In this prospective study, the role of TSB as a marker for acute appendicitis was evaluated.

Keywords: Acute appendicitis, total serum bilirubin (TSB), Modified Alvarado Score.
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How to cite this article:

H.M. Abdulnabi, Waseem Al-katib, Mais S.M. Shamssa. 2017. Role of Serum Bilirubin as a Marker for Acute Appendicitis.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 5(4): 1-5
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2017.504.001