Perforated Diverticulitis: Hartmann or Primary Anastomosis? DIVERTI | BTK/RAS-ACS Journal Club #16


Severe perforated diverticulitis is a surgical emergency. When the abdomen is badly contaminated, in the past a Hartmann procedure has been the treatment of choice, due to fears of a threatened anastomosis (intestinal connection). But the DIVERTI trial changed the way we think about this problem. Learn about it here!

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Presented by: Shayan Khalafi, MD, University of Miami

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May 13, 2022

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