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Postoperative Jaundice

  • Richard B. Brooks
  • Nomi L. Traub
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Abstract

Postoperative increases in liver function tests are common, ranging in incidence from 25% to 75% of patients. Overall, clinically significant increases in bilirubin levels are uncommon in patients without underlying liver disease, but occur in almost half of the patients with a known history of cirrhosis.

Keywords

Mechanical Heart Valve Intrahepatic Cholestasis Underlying Liver Disease Acalculous Cholecystitis Hepatic Ischemia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of California, San Francisco General HospitalSan FranciscoUSA

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