Flashcards in test 48- disorders of the digestive system Deck (14):
because the muscles of the diaphragm are weak, a small part of the stomach has come through it.
what we're going to do is remove the part of the stomach which is diseased.
the combination of alcohol and smoking is causing inflammation of the stomach lining.
the acids in the stomach have attacked the stomach lining and burrowed into the wall.
the liver has been seriously damaged by too much alcohol.
this is a small sac between the pancreas and the stomach which has filled with fluid.
a gall stone from the gallbladder has become stuck in the narrow tube and caused infection of the bile duct.
because of the long history of problems with gallstones, it would be best to remove the gallbladder.
some parts of the intestine have narrowed and some parts are inflamed and this means that food is not being properly absorbed.
little pouches have been pushed through weak parts of the intestinal wall and become infected and swollen.
the barium X-ray shows that the intestine is normal. a change of diet may help relieve the feelings of bloating, wind and discomfort.
irritable bowel syndrome
we're going to pass a thin, flexible tube through the back passage so we can see what's causing blood in the faeces.
the intestine has become a bit twisted and is now blocked.