Is percutaneous drainage of an abscess effective treatment for diverticulitis?

Updated: Aug 06, 2019
  • Author: Elie M Ghoulam, MD, MS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Answer

Successful percutaneous drainage of a diverticular abscess has not been associated with greater recurrence or more severe disease and does not necessitate elective colectomy.


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