[Surgical treatment of colonic diverticulitis--personal observations].Wiad Lek 2001; 54(3-4):233-40WL
The aim of paper is presentation of our experience in surgical treatment of diverticular disease. In the period of 11 years we operated on 22 patients aged from 38 to 85 years because of complicated diverticulitis. We admitted to hospital 11 patients as emergency cases; operation was performed urgently in 9 of them due to symptoms and signs of acute peritonitis. The other patients were admitted to hospital because of stenosing inflammatory pericolic mass, pericolic abscess or at least two episodes of acute diverticulitis in the past. Resection of affected part of colon was performed in all patients. Primary anastomosis was performed in 13 patients, Hartmann's operation was performed in 8 patients and suture of caecum in site of resected diverticulum was performed in one patient. There was no mortality. Perioperative complications occurred in 31.8% of patients; anastomotic leak occurred in 1 (7.7%) of 13 patients with primary bowel anastomosis. Results were discussed on the base of recent literature.