Elective sigmoid resection improved quality of life, reduced recurrent diverticulitis

Elective sigmoid resection reduced recurrence and improved quality of life in patients with recurrent, complicated or persistent painful diverticulitis within 2 years compared with conservative treatment, according to data in JAMA Surgery.“Elective sigmoid resection has been used as a treatment method for recurring uncomplicated or persistent painful diverticulitis or as a preventive measure for recurrence after complicated diverticulitis has been treated conservatively,” Alexandre Santos, MD, gastroenterological surgeon at the University of Helsinki and Helsinki UniversityRead More