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Purpose Colon diverticulitis is a common illness with affects 37-45% of western populations. Indications regarding therapy guidelines, operative timing and which surgical procedure to perform are still controversial.
Material and Method Between January 1977 and December 1997, 239 patients, diagnosed with diverticulitis, have been admitted, on emergency, to our Department of General
Surgery; 135 males (56%) and 104 females (44%), (mean age of 63 years).
Results and Discussion Forty-two patients (18%), clearly diagnosed with diffuse or local peritonitis, underwent delayed emergency surgical procedure; 44 (22%) out of 197 patients, treated with medical therapy and subsequently underwent elective surgery procedures for complications (fistulas or stenosis).