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Treatments for Acute Cholecystitis

Treatment List for Acute Cholecystitis

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Acute Cholecystitis includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Hospital admission
  • Pain relief
  • Intravenous antibiotics - e.g. cefotaxime
  • Cease all food and fluid intake
  • Intravenous fluids
  • Surgical removal of gallstones (cholecystectomy- usually laparoscopic (keyhole surgery))
  • Management of cholecystitis is dependant upon the severity of the attack, and other health problems that the patient may have. Treatments include:
    • Medical treatment
      • Bowel rest - clear fluids or nil by mouth and intravenous fluids
      • Low fat diet once diet is reintroduced
      • Antibiotics
      • Pain relief
    • Surgical treatment
      • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy - usually delayed until after acute episode has resolved, but sometimes done acutely
      • Open cholecystectomy - where laparoscopic procedure is technically difficult
      • Percutaneous drainage of the gallbladder - sometimes used in patient too unwell to tolerate surgery

Acute Cholecystitis: Is the Diagnosis Correct?

The first step in getting correct treatment is to get a correct diagnosis. Differential diagnosis list for Acute Cholecystitis may include:

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