Prospective evaluation of functional outcome after laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy.

@article{Forgione2009ProspectiveEO,
  title={Prospective evaluation of functional outcome after laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy.},
  author={Antonello Forgione and Jo{\"e}l Leroy and R A Cahill and Charles Philamore Bailey and M. De Simone and Didier Mutter and Jacques Marescaux},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={249 2},
  pages={
          218-24
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To prospectively determine the functional impact of elective laparoscopic sigmoidectomy after prior acute diverticulitis. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Decision-analysis for elective colonic resection after acute diverticulitis is predicated on future risk estimates of disease recurrence and complication rates. Quality of life alone is rarely countenanced as sufficient to warrant the supposed risk of intervention. METHODS Consecutive patients undergoing laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy… CONTINUE READING
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