Laparoscopic Hartmann procedure for Hinchey III diverticulitis
Epublication WebSurg.com, Oct 2009;09(10). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2743
Guidelines for the treatment of complicated sigmoid diverticulitis recommend Hartmann's procedure. The surgical approach is changing from the current standard of laparotomy to a minimally invasive technique. The objective of this film is to demonstrate the potentials of laparoscopy to manage a sigmoid abscess associated with a Hinchey III diffuse peritonitis.