Natural history of diverticular disease: when to operate?

@article{Mkel1998NaturalHO,
  title={Natural history of diverticular disease: when to operate?},
  author={Jyrki Tapani M{\"a}kel{\"a} and Saija Vuolio and Heikki O Kiviniemi and Seppo T. Laitinen},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={1998},
  volume={41 12},
  pages={
          1523-8
        }
}
PURPOSE The natural history of patients admitted because of acute diverticulitis is largely unknown, and the selection of patients for surgical treatment varies notably. This study presents our experience concerning the outcome for 366 patients admitted during a 10-year period. METHODS Three hundred sixty-six patients admitted to our hospital with acute diverticulitis from 1981 to 1990 were identified from a computer database, and their clinical data up to the end of 1996 were reviewed from… CONTINUE READING
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