Chapter 5. Approach to Jaundice

  1. Tony C. K. Tham MD, FRCP, FRCPI Consultant Gastroenterologist Head of School of Medicine1,2,
  2. John S. A. Collins MD Consultant Gastroenterologist3 and
  3. Roy M. Soetikno MD, MS Chief Associate Professor4,5
  1. Tony C. K. Tham MD, FRCP, FRCPI Consultant Gastroenterologist Head of School of Medicine1,2

Published Online: 9 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303292.ch5

Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition

Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition

How to Cite

Tham, T. C. K. (2008) Approach to Jaundice, in Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition (eds T. C. K. Tham, J. S. A. Collins and R. M. Soetikno), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303292.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 1

    The Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  2. 2

    Northern Ireland deanery, UK

  3. 3

    Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  4. 4

    GI Section, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, USA

  5. 5

    Stanford University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  2. 2

    Northern Ireland deanery, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146340

Online ISBN: 9781444303292

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Keywords:

  • jaundice - abnormal accumulation of bilirubin in body tissues;
  • isolated disorder of bilirubin metabolism (prehepatic jaundice);
  • liver disease (hepatic jaundice);
  • obstruction of bile ducts (obstructive/cholestatic jaundice);
  • hepatic jaundice - liver disease;
  • diagnostic algorithm for assessment of patient with jaundice;
  • bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase, transaminases (AST and ALT), gamma-gt, albumin tests;
  • magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP);
  • ultrasound in detecting cholelithiasis;
  • hepatic osteodystrophy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition

  • Differential diagnosis

  • History and examination

  • Investigations

  • Management

  • References