Lab Values for Pancreatic Gallstones (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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    00:00 Next up. Let's look at pancreatic gallstones.

    00:04 Now, we're going to evaluate lab for labs that are specific to the pancreas.

    00:09 So does this make sense? We're going to look for elevated amylase and lipase and elevated liver enzymes.

    00:17 Now why is that? We'll look at our picture, if we have pancreatic gallstones.

    00:22 Look at the pancreas see the stone there, if the stone is there we're going to have backup problems in the pancreas, amylase and lipase, and back up to the liver.

    00:33 And that's why you'll have the elevated liver enzymes.

    00:36 See, all the work that you've done getting to this point is now starting to pay off.

    00:43 Now with this pancreatic gallstones.

    00:45 We just want to focus in again on that sphincter of oddi in the ampulla of vater.

    00:50 Now, the ampulla of vater is just a little protrusion that of the hepatobiliary system when it intersects right into the small intestine.

    00:58 The sphincter of oddi is the muscle that can open and close and helps release or stop the release of bile into the small intestine.

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    The lecture Lab Values for Pancreatic Gallstones (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN is from the course Gallstones and Cholecystitis: Diagnosis (Nursing).

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    1. Elevated amylase
    2. Elevated lipase
    3. Elevated liver enzymes
    4. Lab values may be normal
    5. Elevated bilirubin

    Author of lecture Lab Values for Pancreatic Gallstones (Nursing)

     Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

    Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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