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Definition of Jaundice, obstructive

Jaundice, obstructive: Jaundice caused by obstruction of the drainage through the bile ducts, as may occur with gallstones. Symptoms of obstructive jaundice include the typical yellowing of jaundice as well as dark urine, pale feces, and itching. Also known as post-hepatic jaundice. Sometimes the cause of obstructive jaundice is cancer, a condition referred to as malignant obstructive jaundice.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11534
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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