Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery 2018; 31(04): 229-235
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1607961
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Current Options for the Emergency Management of Diverticular Disease and Options to Reduce the Need for Colostomy

Dimitra Theodoropoulos
1  Department of Surgery, North Shore University Hospital, Great Neck, New York
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Publication Date:
22 June 2018 (online)


This article reviews the current options and recommendations for the emergency management of acute diverticulitis, including the spectrum of antibiotics, percutaneous drainage, laparoscopic lavage, and surgical options for resection with the restoration of bowel continuity.