Operative treatment of acute complications of diverticular disease: primary or secondary anastomosis after sigmoid resection.

@article{Gooszen2001OperativeTO,
  title={Operative treatment of acute complications of diverticular disease: primary or secondary anastomosis after sigmoid resection.},
  author={A W Gooszen and H. G. Gooszen and Willem Veerman and V M Van Dongen and J E Hermans and E Klien Kranenbarg and Rob A. E. M. Tollenaar},
  journal={The European journal of surgery = Acta chirurgica},
  year={2001},
  volume={167 1},
  pages={35-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the comparative effects of two surgical regimens on the outcome of acute complicated diverticular disease. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Teaching hospital, The Netherlands. SUBJECTS 60 patients who presented with acute complicated diverticular disease. INTERVENTIONS 28 patient were treated by sigmoid resection and a Hartmann operation, and 32 by resection with primary anastomosis and defunctioning stoma. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Morbidity and mortality… CONTINUE READING