Elective surgery after acute diverticulitis.

  title={Elective surgery after acute diverticulitis.},
  author={Simon Janes and Alan P Meagher and Frank A Frizelle},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={92 2},
BACKGROUND Diverticulitis is a common condition. Practice guidelines from many organizations recommend bowel resection after two attacks. The evidence for such a recommendation is reviewed. METHODS A Medline literature search was performed to locate English language articles on surgery for diverticular disease. Further articles were obtained from the references cited in the literature initially reviewed. RESULTS Most people with diverticulosis are asymptomatic. Diverticular disease occurs… CONTINUE READING

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