HISTORY OF PRESENT ILLNESS: This 46-year-old gentleman with past medical history significant only for degenerative disease of the bilateral hips, secondary to arthritis, presents to the emergency room after having had three days of abdominal pain. It initially started three days ago and was a generalized vague abdominal complaint. Earlier this morning, the pain localized and radiated to the right lower quadrant. He had some nausea without emesis. He was able to tolerate p.o. earlier around
ABDOMEN: The lung basis appeared unremarkable. The liver, spleen, gallbladder, adrenals, kidneys and pancreas and abdominal aorta appeared unremarkable. The bowels seen on the study appeared thickened. Dilated appendix seen constant with acute appendicitis. Osseous structures of the abdomen appeared unremarkable. No free air was seen.
On later reflection I realized I could have though about interstitial cystitis, appendicitis and renal calculi. My multiple hypotheses for this patient are presented in Table 1.
Abdomen: The lipases appeared unremarkable. The liver, spleen, gallbladder adrenals, kidneys, pancreas and abdominal aorta appeared unremarkable. The bowels seen on the study appeared thickened. Dilated appendix seemed consistent with acute appendicitis. All the structures of the abdomen appeared unremarkable. No free air was seen.
T.B. is a 65-year-old retiree who is admitted to your unit from the emergency department (ED). On arrival you note that he is trembling and nearly doubled over with severe abdominal pain. T.B. indicates that he has severe pain in the right upper quadrant (RUQ) of his abdomen that radiates through to his mid-back as a deep, sharp boring pain. He is more comfortable walking or sitting bent forward rather than lying flat in bed. He admits to having had several similar bouts of abdominal pain in the last month, but “none as bad as this.” He feels nauseated but has not vomited, although he did vomit a week ago with a similar episode. T.B. experienced an acute onset of pain after eating fish and chips
The patient complained of right lower quadrant pain and of feeling faint. Dr. O'Donnel documented a chief complaint, a brief history of present illness, and a systemic review of the gastrointestinal system and respiratory system. Dr. O'Donnel also documented a complete examination of all body systems, which included all required elements. Medical decision making was of moderate complexity.
B.S. is an 81 year old Caucasian female presenting with abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting in the emergency room on February 3, 2013. B.S. has a history of glaucoma, hypothyroidism, degenerative arthritis and diverticulosis. She has allergies to iodine and vicodin. B.S. is admitted for diverticulitis with possible partial bowel obstruction and hydronephrosis. B.S. was admitted on February 3, 2013 here at Verdugo Hills Hospital.
DS is a 57-year-old white female whit a history of diverticulitis who presents to the clinic for an evaluation of abdominal pain. She stated that she began experiencing left lower quadrant pain last night that worsened through the night and into this morning. The pain is described as dull, occasionally cramping, rated 7/10 in severity. The patient also stated that this pain is similar to previous episodes of diverticulitis. The patient stated that she took Gas-X this morning with little relief. She was able to move her bowels yesterday and this morning, both reportedly normal. The patient denied any fever, chills, chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, melena, hematochezia, or any other symptoms. At this time, there were
Experts claim that the consumption of the mixture within the morning, on an empty abdomen, prevents the expansion of gallstones. Moreover, the consumption of a glass of water, olive oil, and juice an hour before the breakfast will detoxify the liver, kidneys, and the
Different approaches are available to the surgeon for treatment of congenital cholesteatomas depending on the location and extent of the disease. Here we introduce a novel approach for a cholesteatoma seen through the anterior superior quadrant of the tympanic membrane. For three patients with such a cholesteatoma we removed their cholesteatomas after the amputation of the malleus handle using a semiconductor laser with or without reconstruction of the handle.
Cholecystitis is a disease in which the gallbladder becomes inflamed. This disease is caused by an obstruction of bile flow. Which is due to having gallstone. Cholecystitis happens when bile flow is obstructed in the gallbladder. Then it becomes overly concentrated causing the irritation of the lining of the gallbladder.