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The greatest amount of digestion occurs in which portion of the intestines?
Duodenum
Detoxification of poisonous substances takes place in which organ?
Liver
Telescoping of one part of the GI tract into another is called
intussusception
Twisting of the bowel upon itself is termed
volvulus
What is now considered to be the major imaging modality for the demonstration of gallstones?
US
Rupture of the spleen as a result of blunt abdominal trauma can be best demonstrated by what imaging procedure?
CT
If the patient cant stand what projection will demonstrate pneumoperitoneum?
LLD, patient of LEFT side
Extensive calcification in the wall of the gallbladder is termed
Porcelain gallbladder
Varicose veins of the rectum are termed
Hemorrhoids
Apple-core and napkin ring are common descriptive terms for annular carcinoma of the
colon
Crohn's disease occurs in what organs?
Colon
Small bowel
Stomach
The presence of large amounts of gas and fluid in uniformly dilated loops of small and large bowel, often seen after abdominal surgery, is termed:
Adynamic ileus
Gastric contents that are mixed with hydrochloric acid and pepsin are called
Chyme
An abnormal connection between the esophagus and trachea is termed
tracheoesophageal fistula
Abnormal accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity is termed
Ascites
A colonic intussusception can sometimes be reduced by what radiographic procedure?
BE
pts >40 with dysphagia are assumed to have what?
Esophageal carcinoma
What is the most common manifestation of peptic ulcer disease
Duodenal ulcer