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Reversal Hartmann Procedure

The reversal of the Hartmann's procedure is the second stage of the operation. To most patients this is the most important part of the whole process. The operation does carry risks and is not as easy and straightforward as reversal of a loop colostomy. Hartmann's procedure involves Figure 7.3 Reversal of Hartmann's procedure. Courtesy of Dansac Ltd. Figure 7.3 Reversal of Hartmann's procedure. Courtesy of Dansac Ltd. another laparotomy and all the inherent risk associated with major bowel...

Anatomy and physiology of diverticular disease

Diverticular disease is a twentieth century disease that results in part from changes in diet, age and lifestyle although there is little research to support this Bassotti et al., 2003 . It is one of the most frequent diseases seen in gastroenterology departments. Diverticula are small herniations in the bowel wall they can occur anywhere in the bowel. The diverticular pouches usually appear in the descending and sigmoid colon Stollman and Rashkin, 1999 , frequently manifesting at the weakest...

The History of Diverticular Disease

The written history of bowel-associated problems can be traced as far back as the Book of Judges in the Bible showing that the pre-Christian Israelites were well aware of abdominal injuries and problems (Black, 2000). But, even before the Bible recordings, the Egyptians in 2000 bc recognized disorders of the bowel, although writings often recorded on papyrus were not specific as to what these may have been. The Greeks and Romans were not to be left out in their writings on bowel problems...