Diagnostic approach to the patient with jaundice following trauma.

@article{Labori2004DiagnosticAT,
  title={Diagnostic approach to the patient with jaundice following trauma.},
  author={Knut J\orgen Labori and Morten G Raeder},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of surgery : SJS : official organ for the Finnish Surgical Society and the Scandinavian Surgical Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={93 3},
  pages={176-83}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Jaundice in trauma patients may reflect serious underlying pathology. The aim of this review was to determine the appropriate diagnostic approach to the patient with jaundice following trauma. METHODS A MEDLINE search was performed to retrieve publications which outlined the causes of jaundice in trauma patients. RESULTS The main causes of jaundice in trauma patients were found to be bilirubin overload caused by breakdown of transfused- and extravasated blood and hepatic… CONTINUE READING