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DIVERTICULA
SMALL, BLIND POUCHES THAT FORM IN THE LINING AND WALL OF A CANAL OR ORGAN, ESPECIALLY THE COLON.
ADHESION
A HOLDING TOGETHER BY NEW TISSUE, PRODUCED BY INFLAMMATION OR INJURY, OF TWO STRUCTURES WHICH ARE NORMALLY SEPARATE.
BILE
A YELLOW OR GREENISH VISCID ALKALINE FLUID SECRET BY THE LIVER WHICH AIDS IN THE DIGESTION AND ABSORBTION OF FATS.
GASTROSCOPY
EXAMINATION OF THE WALLS OF THE STOMACH AND REMOVAL OF TISSUE SPECIMENS, IF DESIRED.
FISTULA
ABNORMAL PASSAGE LEADING FROM AN ABSESS OR HOLLOW ORGAN TO THE BODY SURFACE OF FROM ONE HOLLOW ORGAN TO ANOTHER.
POLYP
OUTWARD GROWTH FROM A MUCOUS MEMBRANE.
VOLVULUS
TORSION OF A LOOP OF INTESTINE CAUSING OBSTRUCTION (WITH OR WITHOUT STRANGULATION).
ANASTOMOSIS
UNION OF PARTS OR BRANCHES SO AS TO INTERCOMMUNICATE.
BILIARY TRACT
SYSTEM OF BODY PARTS CONVEYING BILE.
FISSURE
NARROW OPENING OR CRACK OF CONSIDERABLE LENGTH AND DEPTH.
INTUSSUSCEPTION
INVAGINATION OF PROXIMAL INTESTINE INTO THE LUMEN OF THE DISTAL INTESTINE CAUSING INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION.
PYLORIC STENOSIS
CONGENITAL ABNORMALITY RESULTING IN THE NARROWING OF THE OPENING BETWEEN THE STOMACH AND THE DUODENUM.
ATRESIA
IMPERFORATION OR CLOSURE OF A NORMAL TUBULAR OPENING OF THE BODY.
CHOLANGIOGRAM
INJECTION OF RADIOPAQUE (CONTRAST MEDIA) SOLUTION INTO THE CYSTIC DUCT OR INTO A TUBE PLACED IN THE COMMON BILE TO PERMIT X-RAY IDENTIFICATION OF THE BILIARY DUCTUAL SYSTEM.
RESECTION
PARTIAL EXCISION OF A STRUCTURE AND RECONSTRUCTION OF THE REMAINING PARTS.
SPHINCTER
RING-LIKE MUSCLE WHICH CLOSES A NATURAL ORIFICE OR OPENING.
CHOLECYSTITIS
INFLAMMATION OF THE GALLBLADDER.
ANOSCOPY
EXAMINATION OF THE MUCOSA OF THE ANAL CANAL.
CHOLELITHIASIS
PRESENCE OF STONES IN THE GALLBLADDER.
SIGMOIDOSCOPY
EXAMINATION OF THE SIGMOID COLON AND RECTUM AND REMOVAL OF POLYPS AND TISSUE SPECIMENS, IF DESIRED.
ESOPHAGOSCOPY
EXAMINATION OF THE ESOPHAGUS.
DYSPHAGIA
DIFFICULTY IN SWALLOWING.
HEPATIC RESECTION
SMALL WEDGE OR NEEDLE BIOPSY, SIMPLE TUMOR EXCISION, OR MAJOR LOBECTOMY FOR HEPATIC DISEASE DIAGNOSIS, METASTATIC OR PRIMARY CARCINOMA, OR SEVERE LACERATION OF THE LIVER.
CHOLEDOCHOSCOPY
EXAMINATION OF THE COMMON BILE DUCT.
COLONOSCOPY
EXAMINATION OF THE ENTIRE COLON FROM ANUS TO ILEOCECAL VALVE AND REMOVAL OF POLYPS AND TISSUE SPECIMENS, IF DESIRED.