EDWIN M. COHN, M.D.; SIMON M. BERGER, M.D.; VICTOR KREMENS, M.D.
The diagnosis of the specific disease in which jaundice is the presenting symptom has been surprisingly accurate in an impressive majority of instances. In the remaining small percentage without an apparent diagnosis, extremely difficult problems may be encountered. Following a detailed history and thorough physical examination alone, a correct diagnosis should be made in 80 to 85% of patients in whom jaundice is one of the major complaints.11 This may be aided by the knowledge that about 50% of cases with jaundice are of the obstructive type. Despite the inferential assistance provided by statistical data, liver function studies and liver
COHN EM, BERGER SM, KREMENS V. CHOLECYSTOGRAPHY IN THE PRESENCE OF JAUNDICE1. Ann Intern Med. ;46:53–59. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-1-53
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(1):53-59.
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