Whiteoak, S., Khan, O. and Allen, S. C., 2009. Perforated colonic diverticulum in old age: surgical or medical management? British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 70 (12), pp. 699-703.
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Perforation of a colonic diverticulum is a common surgical emergency particularly in older people. Surgical treatments result in the best outcomes for patients with good functional and physiological status, but for frailer patients there are minimally invasive and medical alternatives. This article considers the evidence for the different options.
|Subjects:||Technology > Medicine and Health > Medicine and Surgery|
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Postgraduate Medical Research and Education|
|Deposited By:||Prof Stephen Allen|
|Deposited On:||28 Feb 2010 17:53|
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