The jaundiced patient - is it medical or surgical?
Jaundice can be caused by a wide range of different pathologies. One of the key clinical decisions that often needs to be made is whether the cause requires medical or surgical management. In this lecture we will review a logical approach to assessment of the jaundiced patient, consider what clin path can and cannot tell us about the aetiology, review the role of diagnostic imaging in helping locate the lesion and provide an overview of medical and surgical solutions to different pathologies.
- 1. To develop a logical problem-based approach to the jaundiced patient
- 2. To understand how to interpret clinical pathology tests related to the liver
- 3. To review the role of different diagnostic imaging modalities in advancing understanding of liver disorders.
- 4. To identify medical and surgical options for hepatobiliary disease