HCA240_Wk5 CheckPoint_ Diagnosis and Treatment_Fri

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HCA/240 Week 5 CheckPoint: Diagnosis and Treatment Due: Friday, February 4, 2011 1. Describe the medical equipment and procedures involved in diagnosing and treating the condition. Gallstones can be located by medical equip such as ultrasound and x-ray. An ultrasound of the abdomen is the best test to find gallstones but may not show gallstones but if the doctor thinks you have a problem with your gallbladder, they may order a gallbladder scan. In this test, a doctor injects dye into a vein in your arm, then takes x-rays, as dye moves through your liver, bile duct, gallbladder, and intestine (WebMd, 2005-2011). The usual treatment for cholecystitis and cholelithiasis is surgical removal of the gallbladder, a cholecystectomy Occasionally, undetected cholesterol stones are retained in the common bile duct after surgery. Administering a solubilizing agent through a catheter into the bile duct may dissolve the remaining stones, preventing the necessity of repeated surgery (Mulvihill et al, 2006). 2.
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This note was uploaded on 06/08/2011 for the course HCA 240 taught by Professor Agnessamaniego during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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