When is a liquid diet indicated for hospitalized patients with cholecystitis?

Updated: May 20, 2021
  • Author: Alan A Bloom, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Patients admitted for cholecystitis should receive nothing by mouth because of expectant surgery. However, in uncomplicated cholecystitis, a liquid or low-fat diet may be appropriate until the time of surgery.

For more information, see the Medscape Drugs & Diseases article Acute Cholecystitis and Biliary Colic Imaging.


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