Laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy after acute diverticulitis: when to operate?

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BACKGROUND Laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy has become an acceptable method of surgical treatment for diverticulitis. However, an optimal waiting period before attempting elective laparoscopic colectomy has not been established. We sought to evaluate the relationship between the time interval from an acute episode of diverticulitis to laparoscopic colectomy… (More)

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