[Surgical therapy in diverticular disease of the large bowel].Schweiz Med Wochenschr. 1977 Apr 16; 107(15):498-505.SM
Operative proceeding, postoperative complications and postoperative mortality in 97 selective and 44 emergency operations for different states in diverticular disease are reported. In states of uncomplicated, chronically recurrent inflammation, one-stage resection is indicated. General condition of the patient and severe complicated diverticulitis may require two- or three-stage therapy. Our experience of 141 operations prompts us to propose early resection in states of chronically recurrent inflammation.