Hartmann’s procedure or primary anastomosis for generalized peritonitis due to perforated diverticulitis: a prospective multicenter randomized trial (DIVERTI). J Am Coll Surg 2017; 225: 798-805.

Published: 17th May 2018

Authors: Bridoux V, Regimbeau JM, Ouassi M, Mathonnet M, Mauvais F, Houivet E et al.


One hundred and two patients were included and followed for 18 months. Mortality rates were similar after Hartmann’s (7.7 per cent) versus primary anastomosis (4 per cent); P= 0.42. Morbidity rates were also similar. Stoma reversal rates were 65 and 96 per cent, respectively; P=0.0001.

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