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  • 2009-10-15

Laparoscopic Hartmann procedure for Hinchey III diverticulitis

Epublication WebSurg.com, Oct 2009;09(10). URL:
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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.