Two-stage laparoscopic management of generalized peritonitis due to perforated sigmoid diverticula: eighteen cases.


The classic treatment of generalized peritonitis due to perforation of sigmoid diverticula is based on the principle of a two-stage surgery with a temporary derivation of the colonic transit. This procedure is associated with a prohibitively high immediate and delayed morbidity, especially associated with the abdominal wound. The laparoscopic approach to… (More)