Clinical Case Report

A cautionary tale of hyperbilirubinaemia in subhepatic appendicitis

AUTHORS

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Gopakumar Hariharan1
FRACP, Staff Specialist Pediatrician and Consultant Neonatologist *

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Manimegalai Shanmuganathan2
FRANZCR, Clinical Director of Radiology

AFFILIATIONS

1 Department of General Paediatrics, Mackay Base Hospital, 475 Bridge Rd, Queensland Health, Australia

2 Radiology, Mackay Base Hospital, 475 Bridge Rd, Queensland Health, Australia

ACCEPTED: 18 July 2021


early abstract:

Subhepatic appendicitis is rare in children and often presents with atypical symptoms and signs resulting in delayed diagnosis with attendant complications. The presence of hyperbilirubinemia could be a marker of complicated appendicitis and may assist rural physicians to seek specialist assistance early.