Operative strategies for diverticular peritonitis: a decision analysis between primary resection and anastomosis versus Hartmann's procedures.

@article{Constantinides2007OperativeSF,
  title={Operative strategies for diverticular peritonitis: a decision analysis between primary resection and anastomosis versus Hartmann's procedures.},
  author={Vasilis A. Constantinides and Alexander G. Heriot and Feza H. Remzi and Ara Darzi and Asha Senapati and Victor W. Fazio and Paris P. Tekkis},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={245 1},
  pages={
          94-103
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To compare primary resection and anastomosis (PRA) with and without defunctioning stoma to Hartmann's procedure (HP) as the optimal operative strategy for patients presenting with Hinchey stage III-IV, perforated diverticulitis. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The choice of operation for perforated diverticulitis lies between HP and PRA. Postoperative mortality and morbidity can be high, and the long-term consequences life-altering, with no established criteria guiding clinicians towards… CONTINUE READING

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