Indications for surgery after a first episode of acute diverticulitis


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Apr 24 2018 11 mins   116
Dr. John Pemberton discusses a cohort study of patients with acute diverticulitis followed for 4 years for recurrence rates and need for surgery following the initial episode, published in Diseases of the Colon & Rectum in March 2018. Dr. Nancy Sokol hosts. Dr. Pemberton is Professor of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical School, and authors several topics on diverticular disease for UpToDate. Reference: El-Sayed C, Radley S, Mytton J, et al. Risk of Recurrent Disease and Surgery Following an Admission for Acute Diverticulitis. Dis Colon Rectum 2018; 61:382. Contributor Disclosure: Nothing to disclose