Meaning of obstructive jaundice in English:

obstructive jaundice


mass nounMedicine
  • 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.’
    • ‘A 66-year-old man had a laparotomy for obstructive jaundice due to a malignant mass.’
    • ‘The patient was a 74-year-old man admitted to the hospital with complaints of progressive obstructive jaundice and a 5-kg weight loss.’