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Meckel's diverticulectomy - series

Aftercare

Aftercare

Overview

Intravenous fluids will be given until the patient is able to eat by mouth (after bowel sounds are heard). A nasogastric tube may be in place to empty the stomach. Antibiotics may be given to prevent or treat infection. Discharge from the hospital can be expected within a week after surgery, barring complications.

Update Date 12/10/2012

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