Emergency surgery for diverticular disease complicated by generalized and faecal peritonitis: a review.

@article{Krukowski1984EmergencySF,
  title={Emergency surgery for diverticular disease complicated by generalized and faecal peritonitis: a review.},
  author={Zygmunt H. Krukowski and N A Matheson},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1984},
  volume={71 12},
  pages={921-7}
}
There is little uniformity in either the indications for operation, the classification of the pathology or the operative management of generalized or faecal peritonitis secondary to perforated diverticular disease. Nevertheless, this review has shown a clear advantage both in terms of immediate mortality and morbidity for primary resection over conservative operations in which the colon is retained in the abdomen. We propose that, when a clinical diagnosis of localized sepsis secondary to… CONTINUE READING

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