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obstructive jaundice

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Definition of obstructive jaundice in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Jaundice resulting from blockage of the bile ducts or abnormal retention of bile in the liver.
Example sentences
  • 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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