The Journal of Bucharest College of Physicians and the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences

Obstructive Jaundice of Malignant Origin


Obstruction of the billiary tree caused by a malignant tumor of the head of the pancreas, of the extrahepatic bile ducts or of the ampula of Vater it seems to become more frequent in Romania. Our country places 10th in the incidence and 9th in mortality in Europe for pancreatic cancer in male patients[1]. Unfortunately most of the patients are not suited for a curative surgical treatment at the moment of the diagnosis.