Location is everything: The role of splenic flexure mobilization during colon resection for diverticulitis.

@article{Schlussel2017LocationIE,
  title={Location is everything: The role of splenic flexure mobilization during colon resection for diverticulitis.},
  author={Andrew T. Schlussel and Jason T Wiseman and John F Kelly and Jennifer S. Davids and Justin A. Maykel and Paul R. Sturrock and William B Sweeney and Karim A Alavi},
  journal={International journal of surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={40},
  pages={124-129}
}
INTRODUCTION Routine splenic flexure mobilization (SFM) has been previously recommended to ensure an adequate length for a tension free anastomosis during resection for diverticulitis. We sought to evaluate the role of selective SFM for diverticulitis, and its impact on outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective review of elective colectomies at a tertiary care center (2007-2015) for left-sided diverticulitis were identified from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program… CONTINUE READING
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