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Dig.- Pathology

TermDefinition
cirrhosis liver disease caused by alcohol, or fatty liver
jaundice yellowing of the skin and eyes
esophagoscopy using a scope to look into the esophagus
gastrectomy removal of all or part of the stomach
peptic ulcer a lesion or sore in the esophagus, stomach or duodenum
hepatoma tumor of the liver
cholecystitis inflammation of the gall bladder
cholecystectomy removal of the gall bladder
colostomy surgical created opening in the colon, passage of stool
diverticulitis inflammation of pouches on the intestine
gastritis inflammation of the stomach
ileitis inflammation of the small intestine (ileum)
iliostomy an opening in the small intestine
diarrhea frequent, watery stools
ulcerative colitis inflammation of the colon, with ulcers (sores)
colectomy removal of the colon
appendicitis inflammation of the appendix
hernia protrusion of a body part through a muscle
pancreatitis inflammation of the pancreas
proctoscopy using a scope to look into the rectum
laparoscopy using a scope to look into the abdomen
laparotomy exploratory incision to look into the abdomen
herniorrhaphy surgical repair of a hernia
cholelithiasis gall stones
appendectomy surgical removal of the appendix
gastroenteritis inflammation of the stomach and intestines
proctoscope an instrument used to look into the rectum
gastrointestinal body system containing the digestive organs
lithotripsy shattering gall stones using shock waves, no surgery
Crohn's Disease chronic, inflammatory disease of the bowel
hepatomegaly enlarged liver
gastrostomy an opening in the stomach for feeding
colonoscopy a visual exam of the colon
gastric bypass/ bariatric surgery surgical procedure done for obesity, a pouch is made in the top of the stomach to decrease food intake
cholecystogram x-ray of the gall bladder
Created by: jyoung271