Definition: 'Courvoisier Law'
Courvoisier lawType: Term
1. painless enlargement of the gallbladder with jaundice is likely to result from carcinoma of the head of the pancreas and not from a stone in the common duct, because in the latter the gallbladder is usually scarred from infection and does not distend.
Synonyms: Courvoisier sign
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