What is included in inpatient treatment of diverticulitis?

Updated: Aug 06, 2019
  • Author: Elie M Ghoulam, MD, MS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Patients with complicated diverticular disease fall under Modified Hinchey stage Ib II, III and IV. Individuals in Modified Hinchey stage Ib may require hospitalization and the following treatment regimen [2] :

  • Clear liquid diet; advancement to low fiber as tolerated

  • Intravenous (IV) or PO antibiotics

  • Elective surgical resection

  • Abscess >4 cm: Drain percutaneously

  • Abscess < 3 cm: Antibiotics typically resolve


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