Courvoisier gallbladder

a distended gallbladder resulting from biliary tract obstruction, sometimes in premalignant conditions.

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  • Courvoisier's law — (or Courvoisier syndrome, or Courvoisier s sign or Courvoisier Terrier s sign) states that in the presence of an enlarged gallbladder which is nontender and accompanied with mild jaundice, the cause is unlikely to be gallstones. Usually, the term …   Wikipedia

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  • Courvoisier sign — severe jaundice with a palpable, nontender gallbladder, indicating obstruction of biliary passages from something other than a gallstone, possibly a tumor; see Courvoisier s law, under law …   Medical dictionary

  • Courvoisier — Ludwig G., French surgeon, 1843–1918. See C. law, C. sign, C. gallbladder …   Medical dictionary

  • Courvoisier's law — when the common bile duct is obstructed by a stone, dilatation of the gallbladder is rare; when the duct is obstructed in some other way, dilatation is common. See also under sign …   Medical dictionary

  • Courvoisier-Terrier syndrome — dilatation of the gallbladder, retention jaundice, and discoloration of the feces, indicating obstruction due to a tumor of the ampulla of Vater …   Medical dictionary

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