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What is Mechanical Jaundice?

Description of the disease

Mechanical jaundice is a pathological condition of the liver, caused by a disruption of bile flow due to blockage of the bile duct.


  • Intrahepatic mechanical jaundice
  • Extrahepatic mechanical jaundice


Symptoms of mechanical jaundice include yellowing of the skin and eyes, dark urine, light colored stool, itching, enlargement of the liver and gallbladder.


Causes of mechanical jaundice may include gallstone disease, tumors, inflammatory processes, and strictures of the bile ducts.


Diagnostic methods for mechanical jaundice include clinical blood tests, abdominal ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging.


Treatment of mechanical jaundice may include conservative methods such as medication therapy, as well as surgical intervention to restore normal bile flow.


Prevention of mechanical jaundice includes a healthy lifestyle, regular medical check-ups, and timely treatment of gallstone disease and other pathologies of the bile ducts.


Gastroenterologist or surgeon performs the treatment of mechanical jaundice.

Note: This material is provided solely for informational purposes and is not medical advice.