The answer was Induce vomiting
The answer was laparoscopy
The answer was cholecystectomy
The answer was degeneration of the liver
The answer was blood in the stool
The answer was rectum
The answer was swallowing
The answer was abdominocentesis
The answer was severe ‘heartburn’
The answer was surgically creates a passageway between the gallbladder duct to the intestine.
The third question was challenging because all the answers had a similar spelling and were very close in meaning.
Cholelithiasis – the presence of stones in the gallbladder
Cholelithotomy – surgical removal of gallstones
Cholelithotripsy* – nonsurgical removal of gallstones by smashing them with high-frequency sound waves
Cholecystectomy – surgical removal of the gallbladder, typically in conjunction with removal of gallstones.
Cholecystitis – inflammation of the gallbladder.
*Cholelithotripsy – Unfortunately, this procedure is no longer done because of complications (the “sludge” formed had no easy anatomical way out of the body causing pancreatitis). Laparoscopic cholecystectomy involving small abdominal incisions, fewer days in the hospital, and lower cost than “open” surgery is the procedure of choice today.
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