Surgery for diverticulitis in renal failure.

  title={Surgery for diverticulitis in renal failure.},
  author={H. Fletcher Starnes and J Michael Lazarus and Gordon Vineyard},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  volume={28 11},
Twenty-five patients were operated on at the Brigham and Women's Hospital for colonic diverticulitis complicating treated renal failure during the period 1951 to 1983. Twelve patients had functioning renal allografts (eight cadaver, four living-related); 13 were on dialysis therapy. Six patients had polycystic kidney disease. The majority of patients had acute abdominal pain. Four had histories of chronic abdominal pain; nondiagnostic exploratory laparotomies were performed on two of these… CONTINUE READING
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