Digestive System Part IV

Digestive System Part IV - Large Intestine Function...

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Large Intestine Function complete absorption manufacture of certain vitamins formation of feces expulsion of feces from the body Gross Anatomy 2.5 inches in diameter and about 5 feet long. Extends form the ileum to the anus attached to the posterior abdominal by its mesocolon Divided into four principal regions:cecum, colon, rectum, and anal canal. Appendicitis Acute appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. It is one of the most common surgical emergencies seen. It can occur at any age but is most common between the ages of 10 and 30 years old. Symptoms of Acute Appendicitis Classically, the pain begins as a cramp in the central abdomen and over time, moves to the right side. Fever, chills, shivering, loss of appetite, vomiting and sometimes diarrhea may follow. caused by an obstruction of the lumen (cavity) of the appendix. The commonest cause is a faecolith (a small piece of stool). On rare occasions, it can be caused by a tumour or swelling of the lymphoid tissue. When obstructed, the pressure inside the appendix rises and cuts off blood supply. This leads to ulceration, bacterial infection and ultimately, gangrene and perforation of
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course AMY 2A taught by Professor Jamesivey during the Spring '06 term at Riverside Community College.

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