[Perforated diverticulitis of the colon: diagnosis and treatment].


Twelve cases are presented of perforated diverticulitis that required emergency surgical intervention. The present guidelines for surgical action are indicated for the different situations originated by perforated diverticulitis: localized peritonitis (pericolonic abscess), suppurated peritonitis and fecaloid peritonitis. The Hartman technique is explained as the method of choice for patients with generalized peritonitis.

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@article{Borda1989PerforatedDO, title={[Perforated diverticulitis of the colon: diagnosis and treatment].}, author={F J Garc{\'i}a Borda and Alberto Guti{\'e}rrez Calvo and Javier Nu{\~n}o Vazquez-Garza and M A Rojas Ostolaza and M V Duque Mall{\'e}n and M Parrilla Mart{\'i}n and C Lucea Mart{\'i}nez}, journal={Revista española de las enfermedades del aparato digestivo}, year={1989}, volume={75 1}, pages={21-4} }