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Nouveautés dans la stratégie thérapeutique de la diverticulite sigmoïdienne [Current treatment strategies for sigmoid diverticulitis]
Revue Médicale Suisse
Treatment of colonic diverticular disease has evolved over the past years. Most episodes are simple and can be successfully treated with antibiotics alone. For complicated diverticulitis, a strong trend is developing towards less invasive therapies including interventional radiology and laparoscopic lavage in an effort to avoid the morbidity and discomfort of a diverting colostomy. Based on a better understanding of the natural history of the disease, the indication to prophylactic colectomy after a few episodes of simple diverticulitis has been seriously challenged. For those patients who need a colectomy, single port laparoscopy, NOTES and transanal specimen extraction are being proposed. However larger studies are needed to confirm the hypothetical advantages of these evolving techniques.
Acute Disease, Digestive System Surgical Procedures/methods, Diverticulitis/surgery, Humans, Sigmoid Diseases/surgery
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