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Courvoisier's law
medical dictionary

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's sign.

(05 Mar 2000)