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Emergency surgery in acute diverticulitis: a systematic review. Dis Colon Rectum 2020; 63: 397-405.

Published: 25th August 2020

Authors: Beyer-Berjot L, Maggiori L, Loiseau D, Korwin J-D, Bongiovanni J-P, Lesprit P et al.


Seventy-one articles were included. Laparoscopic lavage was associated with increased morbidity. Patients who had a Hartmann’s procedure had a shorter duration of stay but a poorer long-term outcome compared with those who had primary resection and anastomosis.

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