During the past decades the incidence of diverticular disease of the colon and its complications has increased as well as the therapeutic options have expanded. However, there are still remaining doubts about the timing of surgery indication, the access (open vs laparoscopic) and the best approach to complicated diverticulitis. The current decisions are mostly based in old data of poor statistic strength. This review shows the present-day evidence about the treatment of diverticular disease.
Diverticular Disease of the Colon; Acute Diverticulitis; Treatment