Emergency surgery for acute diverticulitis: which operation? A National Surgical Quality Improvement Program study.

BACKGROUND The optimal surgical management of acute diverticulitis is still a controversial and unresolved issue. While the Hartmann's procedure (`) is the most commonly performed operation, primary anastomosis (PA), with or without proximal diversion, has also been used with increasing frequency. METHODS This is a National Surgical Quality Improvement… CONTINUE READING