What manifestation does the patient with diverticulosis have?
People whose diverticulosis develops into diverticulitis have symptoms of abdominal pain (usually in the lower left side), fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, and chills.
What is mesenteric diverticulitis?
Diverticulitis is characterized by inflammation of the outpouchings of the bowel wall. Imaging findings of diverticulitis include edematous thickening of the bowel wall with inflammatory changes within the adjacent mesenteric fat.
What is the most common complication of Meckel’s diverticulum?
10 The major complications are hemorrhage, obstruction, intussusception, diverticulitis and perforation. 1,4,10,11,17 Bleeding is the most common complication occurring in children, and it typically presents as hematochezia. 2 The hemorrhage is a result of heterotopic gastric mucosa leading to ulceration.
Should Meckel’s diverticulum be removed?
It may be necessary if the diverticulum is too inflamed or infected for your surgeon to remove it through a small incision. Doctors may also have to use open surgery if you have internal scars from earlier surgeries. The surgeon can normally remove the pouch without damaging the small intestine.
What treatment is recommended for Meckel’s diverticulum?
Management and Treatment Surgery to remove the diverticulum may be recommended if bleeding develops. During this procedure, the Meckel’s diverticulum and surrounding small intestine are removed and the ends of the remaining intestines are sewn together.
What does stool look like with diverticulitis?
When diverticulosis is far advanced, the lower colon may become very fixed, distorted, and even narrowed. When this occurs, there may be thin or pellet-shaped stools, constipation, and an occasional rush of diarrhea.
What causes a deformity of the swan neck?
The end joint is flexed (bent down) (Figure 1). The usual cause of a swan neck deformity is weakness or tearing of a ligament on the palm side of the middle joint of the finger. Sometimes it is caused by tearing of the tendon that flexes the middle joint. In other cases, injury of the tendon that straightens the end joint is the cause.
How is physical therapy used to treat swan neck?
Physical or occupational therapy may be used to treat swan neck deformity. Non-surgical treatment focuses on restoring flexibility to the PIP joint and aligning the hand and fingers. Fixing the PIP joint should fix the DIP joint in most situations. If it does not, additional surgery may be required.
How is skin assessed for swan neck and Boutonniere?
In cases of boutonniere deformity, the skin is assessed for tightness volarly over the PIP joint and attenuation over the dorsum of the PIP joint. In cases of swan-neck deformity, the skin is examined for tightness over the PIP joint dorsally and volar skin attenuation.
Can a person with swan neck make a fist?
The abnormally bent fingers may make it difficult for a person with swan neck deformity to grasp objects or make a fist. The limited motion may be classified as a disability, as the person has lost some fundamental functions of the fingers and hands.