Laparoscopy improves short-term outcomes after surgery for diverticular disease.

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Observational studies and small randomized controlled trials have shown that the use of laparoscopy in colon resection for diverticular disease is feasible and results in fewer complications. We analyzed data from a large, prospectively maintained, multicenter database (National Surgical Quality Initiative Program) to determine whether the… (More)
DOI: 10.1053/j.gastro.2010.02.048

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