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noun[mass noun] Medicine
Jaundice resulting from blockage of the bile ducts or abnormal retention of bile in the liver.
- In his paper ‘Observations on Jaundice,’ he described fatty pale stools in obstructive jaundice due to pancreatic disease.
- Because the tumor showed extraductal extension, the common hepatic duct was mildly stenotic without causing obstructive jaundice.
- Two thirds of pancreatic cancers develop in the head of the pancreas, and most patients present with progressive, obstructive jaundice with dark urine and pale stools.
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