Summary of Acute cholecystitis
Flashcards on Acute cholecystitis
In acute cholecystitis, the pain radiates from the right-upper quadrant to the .
Questions on Acute cholecystitis
A 43-year-old woman comes to the emergency department because of sudden onset of severe right upper quadrant abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. She says the sharp pain began 30 minutes after eating a hamburger and french fries. She denies chest pain, shortness of breath, diarrhea, and vision changes. Her temperature is 38.3°C (101.0°F), pulse is 98/min, respirations are 22/min, and blood pressure is 140/98 mm Hg. She is visibly uncomfortable and diaphoretic. Her heart rate is tachycardic with normal rhythm and lungs have normal sounds bilaterally on auscultation. She has right upper quadrant tenderness with rebound with a positive sonographic Murphy sign. Which of the following processes, under normal physiological conditions, occurs in this patient’s malfunctioning organ?