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Define: cholelithiasis, cholecystitis, cholangitis, choledocholithiasis
Cholelithiasis - presence of 1+ gallstones
Cholecystitis - inflammation of gall bladder
Choledocholithiasis - stones in common bile duct
Cholangitis - inflammation of bile duct
Outline the pathogenesis of cholecystitis.
Stone is lodged in Hartman's pouch
Increased gallbladder secretion
Progressive distension of gallbladder
Compromises vascular supply
Parietal parioneal inflammation causing Sx
Name 2 tests to be monitored regularly in cholecystitis.
Name 4 complications of cholecystitis.
Gangrene & perforation
Fistula into duodenum/jejunum
Gallstone ileus (mechanical bowel obstruction)
Name 5 risk factors for cholecystitis.
Crohn's, ileal resection (reduced bile salts)