2020 update of the WSES guidelines for the management of acute colonic diverticulitis in the emergency setting

Massimo Sartelli, Dieter G. Weber, Yoram Kluger, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccolini, Fikri Abu-Zidan, Goran Augustin, Offir Ben-Ishay, Walter L. Biffl, Konstantinos Bouliaris, Rodolfo Catena, Marco Ceresoli, Osvaldo Chiara, Massimo Chiarugi, Raul Coimbra, Francesco Cortese, Yunfeng Cui, Dimitris Damaskos, Gian Luigi De' Angelis, Samir DelibegovicZaza Demetrashvili, Belinda De Simone, Francesco Di Marzo, Salomone Di Saverio, Therese M. Duane, Mario Paulo Faro, Gustavo P. Fraga, George Gkiokas, Carlos Augusto Gomes, Timothy C. Hardcastle, Andreas Hecker, Aleksandar Karamarkovic, Jeffry Kashuk, Vladimir Khokha, Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Kenneth Y.Y. Kok, Kenji Inaba, Arda Isik, Francesco M. Labricciosa, Rifat Latifi, Ari Leppäniemi, Andrey Litvin, John E. Mazuski, Ronald V. Maier, Sanjay Marwah, Michael McFarlane, Ernest E. Moore, Frederick A. Moore, Ionut Negoi, Leonardo Pagani, Kemal Rasa, Ines Rubio-Perez, Boris Sakakushev, Norio Sato, Gabriele Sganga, Walter Siquini, Antonio Tarasconi, Matti Tolonen, Jan Ulrych, Sannop K. Zachariah, Fausto Catena

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Acute colonic diverticulitis is one of the most common clinical conditions encountered by surgeons in the acute setting. An international multidisciplinary panel of experts from the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) updated its guidelines for management of acute left-sided colonic diverticulitis (ALCD) according to the most recent available literature. The update includes recent changes introduced in the management of ALCD. The new update has been further integrated with advances in acute right-sided colonic diverticulitis (ARCD) that is more common than ALCD in select regions of the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number32
JournalWorld Journal of Emergency Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 7 2020


  • Abscess
  • Acute left-sided colonic diverticulitis
  • Acute right-sided colonic diverticulitis
  • Peritonitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine


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