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Courvoisier gallbladder

Pronunciation: kur-vwah-se-a'

Definition: an enlarged, often palpable gallbladder in a patient with carcinoma of the head of the pancreas. It is associated with jaundice due to obstruction of the common bile duct.

See: Courvoisier law

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