[Diverticular disease: When to operate?].

  • H. U. Wehrli
  • Published 1991 in Therapeutische Umschau. Revue therapeutique


We present our experience with 431 patients suffering from diverticular disease. Indications for emergency and elective surgery are given. Immediate laparatomy is mandatory for severe diverticular bleeding, bowel obstruction and sigmoid perforation. Aggressive surgical management is appropriated for purulent and fecal peritonitis. Resection of the… (More)


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