Jaundice is a yellowish pigmentation of the skin, the conjunctival membranes over the sclerae (whites of the eyes), and other mucous membranes caused by hyperbilirubinemia (increased levels of bilirubin in the blood). (adapted from wikipedia)

Image source earthwidesurgicalfoundation.blogspot (link).  Photo by Dr. Brian Camazine

She has cancer of the head of the pancreas which is causing a biliary obstruction.

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