Laparoscopic lavage versus resection in perforated diverticulitis with purulent peritonitis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

@inproceedings{Ceresoli2016LaparoscopicLV,
  title={Laparoscopic lavage versus resection in perforated diverticulitis with purulent peritonitis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials},
  author={Marco Ceresoli and Federico Coccolini and Giulia Montori and Fausto Catena and Massimo Sartelli and Luca Ansaloni},
  booktitle={World journal of emergency surgery : WJES},
  year={2016}
}
OBJECTIVE Purulent peritonitis from acute left colon diverticulitis is a relatively common presentation of diverticular disease; historically the treatment was the Hartmann procedure. Laparoscopic peritoneal lavage has been proposed as a lesser invasive treatment option with great interest and debate among surgeons and with contrasting results. The aim of this meta-analysis was to compare the results of sigmoid resection with laparoscopic lavage. METHODS A systematic review was performed to… CONTINUE READING

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