Diet and Postcholecystectomy Syndrome (PCS)

Daniela Radu, Doina Georgescu, M. Teodorescu

Volume 18, Issue 3;
Pages: 219-222;
ISSN: 2069-0053 (print) (former ISSN: 1453-1399), Agroprint;
ISSN (online): 2068-9551
The postcholeystectomy syndrome (PCS) include: gastric discomfort, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, abdominal distention, diarrhea, or / and persistent abdominal pain. In the 1st Surgery Clinic, 4882 cholecystectomies were performed (1994 – 2012). In absence of etiopathogenical mechanism of PCS we can only use a symptomatic treatment. The proper diet can be a solution, and it is advisable to limit the food that can aggravate diarrhea, foods with a high content of fat, fried foods and sauces. Elevating the fiber quantity helps in normalizing the intestinal transit. Small and more frequent meals ensure a better combination of the alimentary chime with the available bile. An adequate meal should include small amounts of weak proteins, fish or chicken , non-fat meat, accompanied by vegetables, fruit and cereals. In conclusions, in case of functional PCS, the treatment is symptomatic, but an adequate diet may ameliorate or even remove the disabling symptoms.
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