Primum et super omnium: nihil nocere Operationsindikation im Wandel bei Divertikulitis

Galli, Raffaele Alessandro Fabri; Schnüriger, Beat; Brügger, Lukas; Inderbitzin, Daniel (2014). Primum et super omnium: nihil nocere Operationsindikation im Wandel bei Divertikulitis. Therapeutische Umschau, 71(12), pp. 727-736. Huber 10.1024/0040-5930/a000619

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Diverticulitis is a common disease in western countries and its incidence is increasing especially among young patients. Colonic diverticulosis, incidentally diagnosed by endoscopy or CT-scanning, has no immediate clinical consequences. Progression to diverticulitis develops in only 4 % of cases. In the last decades management of diverticular disease evolved and expectative treatment and less invasive techniques have gained importance. Elective resection has traditionally been advised after a second episode of diverticulitis or after a first episode if the patient was less than 50 years of age or complicated disease occurred. Recent changes in understanding the natural history of diverticular disease have substantially modified treatment paradigms. Elective resection in case of recurrent diverticular disease should be performed on a individual basis and in cases with complications like intestinal obstruction or fistulas. Primary anastomosis is an option even in emergency surgery due to colonic perforation, while diverting operations are indicated for selected patient groups with a high risk profile. Several prospective studies showed good results for laparoscopic drainage and lavage in the setting of perforated diverticulitis with generalized peritonitis, though this concept needs to be controlled with randomized clinical trials before application into the daily practice. This article should provide a short overview of trends in the surgical treatment of diverticulitis, help to understand the natural history of the disease and thereby explain the currently lower frequency of surgical interventions for diverticulitis.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine > Visceral Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Galli, Raffaele Alessandro Fabri; Schnüriger, Beat; Brügger, Lukas and Inderbitzin, Daniel

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0040-5930

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Lilian Karin Smith-Wirth

Date Deposited:

20 Mar 2015 12:15

Last Modified:

06 Nov 2015 09:47

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/0040-5930/a000619

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.65330

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/65330

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