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Turf wars, textbooks, and Darwin's Bulldog: The growing divide between dogma and reality for diverticulitis. Claude H. Organ, Jr. Memorial Lecture

Published:September 13, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2022.09.009

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      • This manuscript discusses controversies in diverticulitis, trying to answer the following questions:
      • Who should be doing diverticulitis surgery in the US?
      • Do all Hinchey II patients need elective surgery?
      • Should we give antibiotics for uncomplicated disease?
      • What's the threshold for elective colectomy in uncomplicated disease?
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