What is the definitive treatment of acalculous cholecystitis?

Updated: Feb 14, 2019
  • Author: Homayoun Shojamanesh, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Administer broad-spectrum antibiotics for enteric and biliary pathogen coverage. Definitive treatment is cholecystectomy in patients who are surgical candidates or cholecystostomy in patients who are not surgical candidates.


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