NCLEX Practice Question: Quiz No 402 with RationaleIn Following four cases "Which patient is at the greatest risk for cholelithiasis & choledocholithiasis?
- A 70 year old male patient who has liver disease
- A 70 year old female patient who has liver disease
- A 50 year old male patient who is Asian
- A 50 year old female patient who is Asian
- Correct Response is B
Rationale of Above Answer :-
The 70 year old female patient who has liver disease is at greatest risk due to the female gender, advancing age and also the liver disease are known risk factors for cholelithiasis and choledocholithiasis. Other risk factors include obesity, oral contraceptive use, diseases and disorders of the ileum, hypercholesterolemia and races like the Hispanic, Native American and Caucasian races.