Laparoscopy in diverticular disease: Controversies.

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      A minimally invasive approach to the management of diverticular disease has gained acceptance over the last number of years. Certainly, in the elective setting, laparoscopic sigmoid resection compares favourably with open surgery. The use of laparoscopy in the context of emergency surgery for complicated diverticular disease remains controversial however recent studies have demonstrated a defined role for laparoscopy in the acute setting. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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