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Perforated diverticulitis after surgery.
Can J Surg. 1989 Sep; 32(5):370-2.CJ

Abstract

The authors report on three patients who had a perforated sigmoid diverticulum after unrelated surgery. If the preceding operation is remote in time from the perforation, detection is relatively easy, but if the perforation occurs shortly after major abdominal surgery, its presentation may be totally masked by the postoperative state. Awareness of this possibility may help alert the clinician to the presence of perforation of a sigmoid diverticulum in unexplained postoperative collapse. Although discovery of these three cases suggests that diverticular perforation is not uncommon after surgery, a causal relationship is not known, and the authors could not find any previous reports of such a relationship.

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Department of Surgery, Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Ont.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2488673

Citation

Voitk, A J., and R A. Mustard. "Perforated Diverticulitis After Surgery." Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien De Chirurgie, vol. 32, no. 5, 1989, pp. 370-2.
Voitk AJ, Mustard RA. Perforated diverticulitis after surgery. Can J Surg. 1989;32(5):370-2.
Voitk, A. J., & Mustard, R. A. (1989). Perforated diverticulitis after surgery. Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien De Chirurgie, 32(5), 370-2.
Voitk AJ, Mustard RA. Perforated Diverticulitis After Surgery. Can J Surg. 1989;32(5):370-2. PubMed PMID: 2488673.
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