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Article: Emergency surgery for colonic diverticulitis: Differences between right-sided and left-sided lesions

TitleEmergency surgery for colonic diverticulitis: Differences between right-sided and left-sided lesions
Authors
KeywordsDifferences between right-sided and left-sided lesions
Emergency surgery for colonic diverticulitis
Issue Date2001
PublisherSpringer Verlag. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00384/index.htm
Citation
International Journal Of Colorectal Disease, 2001, v. 16 n. 5, p. 280-284 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground and aims: Right-sided diverticulitis is rare in Western societies but is not uncommon in Asian countries. Many of the patients are operated with the presumptive diagnosis of appendicitis. This study compared the results of emergency surgery for patients with right-sided and left-sided diverticulitis. Patients and methods: Demographic data, type of operation, and surgical outcome were recorded in 60 patients who had undergone emergency surgery for colonic diverticulitis (37 right-sided, 23 left-sided). Results: Patients with right-sided disease were significantly younger (mean age 41.9 vs. 74.2), and there was a tendency to male predominance (78.4% vs. 56.5%). All patients with right-sided disease had localized peritonitis while 74% of patients with perforated left-sided diverticulitis had generalized faecal or purulent peritonitis. Mortality rates for right-sided disease and left-sided disease were 0% and 13%, respectively, and morbidity was 14.2% and 61%, respectively. Longer hospital stay was also found in patients with left-sided diverticulitis. Conclusions: There are major differences in the demographics, presentation, type of operation and outcome of patients who had emergency surgery for colonic diverticulitis, with emergency operation for left-sided diverticulitis being associated with higher mortality and morbidity.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/84052
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.383
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.102
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dc.contributor.authorLo, CYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChu, KWen_HK
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dc.date.issued2001en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Colorectal Disease, 2001, v. 16 n. 5, p. 280-284en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0179-1958en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/84052-
dc.description.abstractBackground and aims: Right-sided diverticulitis is rare in Western societies but is not uncommon in Asian countries. Many of the patients are operated with the presumptive diagnosis of appendicitis. This study compared the results of emergency surgery for patients with right-sided and left-sided diverticulitis. Patients and methods: Demographic data, type of operation, and surgical outcome were recorded in 60 patients who had undergone emergency surgery for colonic diverticulitis (37 right-sided, 23 left-sided). Results: Patients with right-sided disease were significantly younger (mean age 41.9 vs. 74.2), and there was a tendency to male predominance (78.4% vs. 56.5%). All patients with right-sided disease had localized peritonitis while 74% of patients with perforated left-sided diverticulitis had generalized faecal or purulent peritonitis. Mortality rates for right-sided disease and left-sided disease were 0% and 13%, respectively, and morbidity was 14.2% and 61%, respectively. Longer hospital stay was also found in patients with left-sided diverticulitis. Conclusions: There are major differences in the demographics, presentation, type of operation and outcome of patients who had emergency surgery for colonic diverticulitis, with emergency operation for left-sided diverticulitis being associated with higher mortality and morbidity.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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dc.subjectDifferences between right-sided and left-sided lesionsen_HK
dc.subjectEmergency surgery for colonic diverticulitisen_HK
dc.titleEmergency surgery for colonic diverticulitis: Differences between right-sided and left-sided lesionsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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