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Cholecystitis and Cholelithiasis


Cholecystitis

– an inflammation of the gallbladder.

Cholelithiasis

– when gallstones are formed due to bile.

Cholecystitis

– symptoms is usually associated with pain.

– abdominal pain in the RUQ (Right Upper Quadrant).

– abdominal distention.

Treatment:

– patient is usually NPO w/ fluids.

– Demerol is given for pain control

– ♣ Do NOT give MORPHINE– causes spasms in Sphincter of Oddi

Cholethiasis

Symptoms:

  • may exhibit fullness
  • abdominal distention
  • severe pain in RUQ of abdomen
  • palpable mass over abdomen

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