Open Packing in the Treament of Perforated Sigmoid Diverticulitis

  • W. Wahl
  • W. Hoffmann
  • T. Junginger
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Severe intraabdominal sepsis (IAS) still carries a high mortality rate despite many improvements in intensive care treatment and surgery. Methods of dealing with IAS include closed treatment with the use of multiple sump drains, peritoneal lavage, and/or repeated radical peritoneal debridement. Although closed treatment is useful in controlling initial sepsis, the results have been varied in preventing recurrence of IAS [1-4].


Primary Anastomosis Sigmoid Diverticulitis Diffuse Peritonitis Free Perforation Perforated Diverticulitis 
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  • W. Wahl
  • W. Hoffmann
  • T. Junginger

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