Which findings of abdominal palpation suggest conjugated hyperbilirubinemia?

Updated: Jul 31, 2019
  • Author: Richard A Weisiger, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Palpation of the abdomen may reveal the following:

  • A mass (eg, a distended gallbladder, abdominal tumors)

  • Tenderness over the liver (eg, as in cases of hepatitis or hepatic distention resulting from congestion or infiltrative disease)

  • Tenderness over the gallbladder fossa (as occurs in cases of biliary disease or infection)


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