Laparoscopic lavage versus resection in perforated diverticu
Objective

Purulent peritonitis from acute left colon diverticulitis is a relatively common presentation of diverticular disease; historically the treatment was the Hartmann procedure. Laparoscopic peritoneal lavage has been proposed as a lesser invasive treatment option with great interest and debate among surgeons and with contrasting results. The aim of this meta-analysis was to compare the results of sigmoid resection with laparoscopic lavage...

https://wjes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13017-016-0103-4
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