Resection of Small Bowel 1
Resection of Small Bowel and Anastomosis
Resection of Small Bowel 2
Adenocarcinoma is the most common cancer of the small intestine. This type of cancer starts in the lining of the small intestine, most frequently occurring in the duodenum and jejunum, the sections that are closest to the stomach. Approximately fifty percent of all cancers of the small intestine are adenocarcinomas. Although the exact cause of small intestine cancer is not known, it is thought that exposure to carcinogens such as chemicals, radiation, and viruses contribute to its development. Anopther possible factor for developing small intestine cancer could be poor dietary habits; this includes a diet lacking fruits, vegetables, and sufficient fiber (Kaczkowski, 2005).
Basic Conditioning Factors
Mrs. H is a 68 year old caucasian female in the care of Dr. Patricia Chang. She was admitted to Long Beach Memorial Medical Center on January 24, 2009, after having had abdominal pain and bloating for the past few days prior to her admission. Diagnosed with a small bowel obstruction and having had a history of small intestine cancer, Mrs. H underwent a resection of the small bowel on January 28, 2009. Mrs. H is a kind, likable person who despite her illnesses wishes to recover soon so she can continue working as a realestate appraiser. Mrs. H is the mother of a 38 year old son, and the loving wife of a Doctor who stayed by her bedside for most of her hospital stay. Her medical history includes etoh abuse, which has caused her to have cirrhosis of the liver and iron deficiency anemia, as well as hypertension. On February 4, 2009, Elizabeth a Registered Nurse, Jessica a Coassigned Nurse’s assistant, and myself—a second semester nursing student—helped her with the transition of moving from the hospital environment to the familiar surroundings of her home.
Resection of Small Bowel 3
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