#0  HPB Obstructive jaundice

Obstructive jaundice occurs as a result of a bile duct blockage resulting in bile not being able to flow from the liver into the duodenum.
Following an adequate history and clinical examination a patient should have an abdominal ultrasound and biochemical tests. Following this a differential diagnosis can be developed and further management planned.
Season 1 / Episode 0 27 Jul 2020 English South Africa Natural Sciences · Education

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