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COURVOISIERS LAW [1 record]

Record 1 2011-08-16

English

Subject field(s)
  • Symptoms (Medicine)
DEF

In jaundice due to obstruction of the common bile duct by gallstones, the gallbladder is often contracted; a distended gallbladder suggests obstruction from other causes, e.g., carcinoma of the pancreas.

OBS

The term "Courvoisier's law" was recommended by the Medical Signs and Symptoms Committee.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Symptômes (Médecine)
DEF

Atrophie de la vésicule biliaire dans le cas d'obstruction du cholédoque par un calcul.

Spanish

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