Some aspects of obstructive jaundice at Kenyatta National Hospital
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A prospective study was carried out at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) between June 1987 and September 1988 to look at some aspects of obstructive jaundice in patients above 12 years of age, Screening for cases was done by use of abdominal ultrasonography. A total of 20 cases (11 females, 9 males) were dia¬gnosed. Carcinoma of the head of pancreas accounted for 55% of cases of the obstruction, followed by gallstones (10%), hepatocellular carcinoma (10%) and gall bladder tumour (10%).
CitationEast African Medical Journal Vol. 66 NO.9 September 1989
- Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS)