[Laparoscopic therapy of sigmoid and colonic diverticulitis].

  title={[Laparoscopic therapy of sigmoid and colonic diverticulitis].},
  author={Eckhard Baerlehner and St Anders and B Heukrodt},
  journal={Kongressband. Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Chirurgie. Kongress},
The evidence of innovative surgical procedures is based on study results, general acceptance, and individual experiences. In Germany, 47% of all hospitals agreed to laparoscopic colonic surgery. In our own clientele, we noted a morbidity of 6.8% and a lethality of 0%. Up to now, studies of laparoscopic surgery for sigmoid diverticulitis showing a high level of evidence are still missing. Case-control studies and case studies describe some advantages of this procedure.