A 67 year old man complains of pain in his epigastrium that radiates to his back and unexplained weight loss.

Question Number 0518

Question:
A 67 year old man complains of pain in his epigastrium that radiates to his back and unexplained weight loss. His stools are light colored and his urine is dark. He presents with jaundice. His laboratory tests reveal a mild anemia, an elevated serum amylase, and a conjugated hyperbilirubinemia. His unconjugated bilirubin is within normal limits. What is the most likely cause of his jaundice?

a) pancreatic carcinoma
b) hemochromatosis
c) Laennec's cirrhosis
d) hepatitis A
e) hepatocellular carcinoma


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