Systematic review and meta-analysis of the role of routine colonic evaluation after radiologically confirmed acute diverticulitis.

@article{Sharma2014SystematicRA,
  title={Systematic review and meta-analysis of the role of routine colonic evaluation after radiologically confirmed acute diverticulitis.},
  author={Prashant V Sharma and Timothy W. Eglinton and Philip Hider and Frank A Frizelle},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={259 2},
  pages={
          263-72
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the yield of colorectal cancer at routine colonic evaluation after radiologically proven acute diverticulitis. BACKGROUND Acute diverticulitis accounts for 152,000 hospitalizations in the United States alone. Current guidelines recommend routine colonic evaluation after acute diverticulitis to confirm the diagnosis and exclude malignancy. However, research suggests that the yield of colorectal cancer after computed tomography-proven uncomplicated diverticulitis may be… CONTINUE READING
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