Acute left colonic diverticulitis in young patients.

  title={Acute left colonic diverticulitis in young patients.},
  author={Patrick Ambrosetti and John Henri Robert and J A Witzig and D Mirescu and P. Mathey and François Borst and A. A. Poltera A. Rohner},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  volume={179 2},
BACKGROUND This prospective study was done to compare acute left-sided colonic diverticulitis in young patients (50 years of age or less) and older patients (more than 50 years of age) for severity of disease and immediate and late outcome. STUDY DESIGN Of the 265 patients studied, 61 were 50 years of age or less; of these, 49 were men. In all instances, diagnosis was confirmed radiologically or histologically. RESULTS Operations were performed less often upon younger patients than older… CONTINUE READING

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