Treatment of perforated sigmoid diverticulitis: a prospective randomized trial.

@article{Kronborg1993TreatmentOP,
  title={Treatment of perforated sigmoid diverticulitis: a prospective randomized trial.},
  author={Ole Kronborg},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={80 4},
  pages={505-7}
}
  • Ole Kronborg
  • Published 1993 in The British journal of surgery
A prospective randomized trial was carried out on 62 patients with diffuse peritonitis from perforated diverticulitis of the left colon, comparing acute transverse colostomy, suture and omental covering of a visible perforation with acute resection without primary anastomosis. For purulent peritonitis the postoperative mortality rate was significantly higher after acute resection (six of 25) than after colostomy (none of 21). In those treated by acute resection, the mortality rate was not… CONTINUE READING

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