Prevalence of perforated sigmoid diverticulitis is increasing.

  title={Prevalence of perforated sigmoid diverticulitis is increasing.},
  author={Jyrki Tapani M{\"a}kel{\"a} and Heikki O Kiviniemi and Seppo T. Laitinen},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  volume={45 7},
INTRODUCTION The population of Finland is aging fast, and dietary fiber consumption has decreased during the past few decades; the prevalence of sigmoid diverticular perforation can therefore be anticipated to increase. This study presents our experience concerning the outcome of 133 patients admitted to a university hospital for diverticular perforation during a 15-year period. METHODS One hundred thirty-three patients admitted into our hospital for sigmoid diverticular perforation during… CONTINUE READING


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