WEEK FOUR DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 1. After reviewing the Operative Report, provide the following in your post. A. Please make a short summary of the above case. The patient had been diagnosed with acute cholecystitis with partially gangrenous gallbladder. Acute cholecystitis is swelling or inflammation of the gallbladder, symptoms are sharp sudden pain in the right side of the abdomen that spreads toward the right shoulder. Gangrenous gallbladder is a complication of acute cholecystitis; gangrenous distension caused by gallstones that blocks the follow of bile from the liver to the intestines, causing increased tension to the gallbladder wall, associated with inflammation and infection. What procedure was intended? Laparoscopy was the initial procedure; a low-risk invasive procedure that requires small incisions to examine the organs inside the abdomen. Why did it have to be converted? The operation was converted to an open cholecystectomy. This is a more serious procedure, it is a single, large open incision to the abdomen so that the gallbladder
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