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Table 2 Laparoscopic lavage and drainage (LLD) compared to laparoscopic hatman’s procedure (LHP)

From: Position paper: management of perforated sigmoid diverticulitis

  LLD LHP p value
# of patient 47 41  
OR time (minutes) 100 ± 40 182 ± 55 0.001
Conversion 2% 15% 0.05
Complications 4% 13% 0.05
Mortality 0% 2.4% ns
Hospital stay (days) 6.6 ± 2.4 16.6 ± 10 0.01
Colostomy closure na 72% na
Elective resection 45% na na