Laparoscopic versus open sigmoid resection for diverticulitis: long-term results of a prospective, randomized trial

@article{Gervaz2011LaparoscopicVO,
  title={Laparoscopic versus open sigmoid resection for diverticulitis: long-term results of a prospective, randomized trial},
  author={Pascal A Gervaz and B{\'e}atrice Mugnier-Konrad and Philippe M Morel and Olivier Huber and Ihsan Inan},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2011},
  volume={25},
  pages={3373-3378}
}
Elective laparoscopic sigmoid resection for diverticulitis has proven short-term benefits, but little data are available from prospective randomized trials regarding long-term outcome, quality of life, and functional results. Of 113 patients randomized to undergo laparoscopic (LAP) versus open (OP) sigmoid resection for diverticulitis, 105 (93%, LAP = 54, OP = 51) patients were examined and answered the Gastrointestinal Quality of Life Index (GIQLI) questionnaire, with a median follow-up of 30… CONTINUE READING