Flashcards in Body Fluid Accumulation, Deformities and Malformations, Radiation (Exam 2) Deck (35):
The abnormal collection of fluid in tissue spaces, serous cavities or both
The embalmer can identify edema in three body sites. What are they
Within the individual cells
In the intercellular spaces
Within the body cavities
Severe edema within the body tissues
Edema within the abdominal and/or peritoneal cavity
Edema within the pleural cavity (lungs)
Edema of the cranial cavity
Edema of the pericardial sac surrounding the heart
Testicular edema or edema of the scrotum
Edema within the body cells
Cellular or Solid Edema
Edema in tissue spaces between cells
Intercellular or Pitting Edema
Edema in the alveoli of the lungs
Which types of edema can be directly treated with a trocar?
Cavities containing edema
What types of edema can be directly treated with a trocar
Which types of edema cannot be directly treated with a trocar?
List embalming complications created by anasarca
Distension of tissue
What is the embalming treatment for edema?
Continuous method only
What are the mechanical aids for treating edema
What kind of fluid should be used for edema?
Strong solution (dehydrating)
How can you tell whether edema is solid or pitting?
Palpation - solid cannot be indented
How can solid edema be corrected?
Only with excision
How can pitting edema be corrected?
With chronic renal failure, decomposition can occur
This alters the reaction between proteins and the preservative with chronic renal failure
The body will appear sallow because urochrome is present in the tissues of this disorder
Chronic Renal Failure
Sites of gastrointestinal bleeding may be sites of arterial fluid loss and sources of purge with this disorder
Chronic Renal Failure
This dilutes the arterial fluid in a chronic renal failure case
This in the blood and tissues neutralize preservative in chronic renal failure cases
This may be caused by uremic pruritis in chronic renal failure cases
The substance which gives urine its characteristic yellow color; derived from urobilin
List two major problems associated with casketed remains having edema
Severe wrinklage of face and hands
Leakage into casket interior
Postmortem evacuation of any substance from any external orifice of body
Similar to purge, but the contents of the purge is arterial fluid solution, not body fluids
A chemical element that is similar in chemical properties to another element, but differs in atomic weight and electric charge and emits radiation
A chemical element that is similar in chemical properties to another element, but differs in atomic weight and electric charge and emits radiation; an atom that disintegrates by emission of electromagnetic radiation