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____ is an acute inflammation of the vermiform appendix that occurs most often among young adults. The most common cause of RLQ pain.

Appendicitis

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____ is the removal of the inflamed appendix by one of several surgical approaches.

Appendectomy

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____ is a minimally invasie surgical procedure with one or more small incisions near the umbilicus through which a small endoscope is placed.

Laparoscopy

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____ is an open surgical approach with a large abdominal incision for complicated or atypical appendicitis or peritonitis.

Laparotomy

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____ is a life threatening acute inflammation/infection of the visceral/parietal peritoneum and endothelial lining of the abdominal cavity. Causes board like abdominal rigidity.

Peritonitis

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____ is the bacterial invasion of the blood.

Septicemia

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____ is a very common health problem worldwide that causes diarrhea and/or vomiting as a result of inflammation of the mucous membranes of the stomach and intestinal tract.

Gastroenteriteis

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____ creates widespread inflammation of mainly the rectum and rectosigmoid colon but can extend to the entire colon when the disease is extensive.

Ulcerative Colitis

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____ is an unpleasant and urgent sensation to defecate. Common in Ulcerative Colitis

Tenesmus.

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____ is the massive dilation of the colon that can lead to gangrene and peritonitis.

Toxic Megacolon

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____ is a procedure in which a loop of the ileum is placed through an opening in the abdominal wall creating a stoma.

Ileostomy

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____ is is an opening in the abdominal wall for drainage of fecal material into a pushing system worn on the abdomen.

Stoma

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____ is a term for a pt with an ostomy.

Ostomate

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____ are abnormal openings between two organs or structures.

Fistulas

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____ is a deadly infection that affects the brain and can be caused by natalizumab.

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

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____ is the present of many abnormal suchlike herniation s (diverticula) in the wall of the intestine.

Diverticulosis

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____ is the inflammation of diverticula.

Diverticulitis

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____ is a localized are of induration and pus caused by inflammation of the soft tissue near the rectum or anus.

Anorectal abscess.

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____ is a tear in the anal lining, which can be very painful

Anal Fissure

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____ is a term for painful intercourse.

Dyspareunia

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____ is the term for a blockage that can cause inflammation among other problems.

Obstruction

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____ is the inflammation of the gallbladder that affects many people. Can be acute or chronic.

Cholecystitis

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____ the most common type of acute cholecystitis is ____.

Calculous cholecystitis

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____ is the term for gallstones.

Cholelithiasis

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____ occurs when a chemical irritation and inflammation results from gallstones that obstruct the cystic duct, gallbladder neck, or common bile duct.

Calculous Cholecystitis

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____ is the cholecystitis that occurs without gallstones, and is typically associated with biliary stasis caused by andy condition that affects the regular filling or emptying of the gallbladder.

Acalculous Cholecystitis

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____ is the yellow discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes.

jaundice

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____ is the yellow discoloration of the sclera

Icterus

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____ is a term for the itching or burning sensation that can be caused by a accumulation of bile salts.

Pruritus

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____ is a pain that is produced by obstruction of the cystic duct of the gallbladder or movement of one or more stones.

Biliary Colic