Surgical treatment of diverticulitis of the sigmoid.Acta Chir Hung. 1997; 36(1-4):373-4.AC
This study demonstrates that elective colon surgery for diverticular disease is benign, with a low mortality and morbidity. The acute severe complications of the colonic diverticular disease are characterized by a large mortality and morbidity. The results reported here, as all those published recently on the same subject, are in favor of broadening the indications of colectomy in diverticular disease, before the occurrence of a severe acute complication.