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Table 1 Causes of obstructive jaundice

From: Etiological spectrum and treatment outcome of Obstructive jaundice at a University teaching Hospital in northwestern Tanzania: A diagnostic and therapeutic challenges

Causes of obstructive jaundice Number of patients Percentage
Benign causes 48 41.4
Choledocholithiasis 30 62.5
Biliary strictures 12 25.0
Chronic pancreatitis 3 6.3
Amoebic hepatic abscess 1 2.1
Cause not identified 4 8.3
Malignant causes 68 58.6
Ca head pancreas 44 64.7
Cholangiocarcinoma 8 11.8
Ca gallbladder 6 8.8
Peri-ampulary Ca 6 8.8
Metastatic malignant lymph nodes in the portal hepatic 4 5.9