Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis

  • Binda Gian Andrea
  • Cassini Diletta
  • Gianandrea Baldazzi
  • Nascimbeni Riccardo
Chapter

Abstract

Diverticular disease and related complications place a significant burden on health-care services. Their incidence increases with age even if the rate of hospitalization is rising mostly in young patients. The current clinical policy of elective and emergent treatment of diverticular disease is towards a more conservative approach either in the use of antibiotics, in the need of hospitalization, in the indication to surgery or the need of resection. Advanced age is not an independent determinant of clinical decision making; however, age-related aspects, such as chronic symptoms, diverticulitis-free intervals, severity of complications and comorbidities, are relevant in order to choose the most appropriate treatment option in the elderly patient with diverticular disease.

Keywords

Diverticulosis Diverticular disease Complicated diverticular disease Abdominal abscess Peritonitis Colorectal resection Laparoscopic surgery Damage control surgery 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Binda Gian Andrea
    • 1
  • Cassini Diletta
    • 2
  • Gianandrea Baldazzi
    • 2
  • Nascimbeni Riccardo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryGalliera HospitalGenoaItaly
  2. 2.Department of General Minimally-invasive and Robotic SurgeryPoliclinic of Abano TermePaduaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Molecular & Translational MedicineUniversity of BresciaBresciaItaly

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