Visible Gallbladder: A Variant of the Courvoisier Sign

Sopeña, Bernardo; Sousa, Josefa
July 2007
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jul2007, Vol. 82 Issue 7, p791
Academic Journal
The article presents a case of an 85-year old man with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Jaundice and a nontender visible mass in the right upper abdominal quadrant of the patient were found. Severe distention of the patient's gallbladder was found through computed tomography. The author stresses the need of further study to merit these characteristics to Courvoisier sign.


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