Adult Jaundice Jaundice is a condition in which the skin, whites of the eyes and mucous membranes turn yellow because of a high level of bilirubin, a yellow-orange bile pigment. Jaundice has many causes, including hepatitis, gallstones and tumors. But jaundice itself causes few other symptoms in adults. However, in newborns with jaundice high bilirubin levels (hyperbilirubinemia) can cause a form of brain damage called kernicterus. Also, many disorders that cause jaundice, particularly severe liver disease, cause other symptoms or serious problems.
Jan 18, · Obstructive jaundice is a condition in which there is blockage of the flow of bile out of the liver. This results in redirection of excess bile and its by-products into the blood, and bile excretion from the body is incomplete. Treatment of Obstructive Jaundice. The treatment of obstructive jaundice depends on its cause. Clogged or narrowed bile or pancreatic ducts may be relieved by inserting a stent using ERCP. The CADC's interventional endoscopy specialists are experts in performing ERCP, EUS, EUS-guided ERCP, and other EUS-guided procedures.
Feb 01, · Jaundice in adults can be an indicator of significant underlying disease. chronic liver disease, or drug-induced liver injury. , et al. Pre-operative biliary drainage for obstructive Cited by: Jaundice or hyperbilirubinemia in adults is caused by an underlying disease or condition. Some of the symptoms of jaundice include yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin, rectal bleeding, dark urine, nausea, vomiting, weakness, weight loss, headache, and abdominal pain.
It may be short-lived (acute) or chronic, which means it lasts for at least 6 months. Drugs or autoimmune disorders can cause hepatitis. Over time, it can damage the liver and lead to jaundice. Obstructive jaundice is the type of jaundice resulting from obstruction of bile flow to the duodenum from the biliary tract. Also called mechanical, cholestatic jaundice or surgical jaundice.. As a reminder, Jaundice, or icterus refers to the yellowish discoloration of the skin, sclerae, and mucous membranes caused by retention of bilirubin and/or its conjugates.