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Table 6 Hartman procedure vs to three stages technique

From: A historical review of surgery for peritonitis secondary to acute colonic diverticulitis: from Lockhart-Mummery to evidence-based medicine

  Study type Cases Age (yr) Pathology Hinchey stage
Hinchey </= 2 Hinchey > 2
Resection Trasverse colostomy and drainage resection colostomy and drainage resection colostomy and drainage
Nagorney et al. (1985) R 90 31 CR 61 vs TCD 65 P 90 31
Finlay et al. (1987) R 38 40 D P, A 12 29 26 11
Kronborg et al. (1993) RCT 31 31 CR 73 vs TCD 71 P 31 31
  1. RCT randomized controlled trial, R retrospective observational trial
  2. CR colon resection, TDC transverse colostomy and drainage
  3. Pathology: P peritonitis, A abscess; O obstruction, DD diverticular disease