Massimo Sartelli, Macerata Hospital
Fausto Catena, Maggiore Hospital
Luca Ansaloni, Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital
Federico Coccolini, “Infermi” Hospital
Ewen A. Griffiths, Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Fikri M. Abu-Zidan, UAE University
Salomone Di Saverio, Maggiore Hospital
Jan Ulrych, General University Hospital
Yoram Kluger, Rambam Health Care Campus
Ofir Ben-Ishay, Rambam Health Care Campus
Frederick A. Moore, University of Florida
Rao R. Ivatury, Virginia Commonwealth University
Raul Coimbra, UC San Diego Medical Center
Andrew B. Peitzman, University of Pittsburgh
Ari Leppaniemi, University of Pittsburgh
Gustavo P. Fraga, University of Campinas
Ronald V. Maier, University of Washington
Osvaldo Chiara, Niguarda Ca’Granda Hospital
Jeffry Kashuk, Assuta Medical Center
Boris Sakakushev, University Hospital/UMBAL/St George Plovdiv
Dieter G. Weber, John Hunter Hospital
Rifat Latifi, University of Arizona
Walter Biffl, Denver Health Medical Center
Miklosh Bala, Hadassah Hebrew University
Aleksandar Karamarkovic, University of Belgrade
Kenji Inaba, University of Southern California
Carlos A. Ordonez, Universidad del Valle
Andreas Hecker, University Hospital Giessen
Goran Augustin, University of Zagreb
Zaza Demetrashvili, Kipshidze Central University Hospital
Renato Bessa Melo, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto
Sanjay Marwah, Pt BDS Post-graduate Institute
Sanoop K. Zachariah, Mosc Medical College
Vishal G. Shelat, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Michael McFarlane, University Hospital of the West Indies
Miran Rems, General Hospital Jesenice
Carlos Augusto Gomes, Federal University of Juiz de Fora
Mario Paulo Faro, ABC Medical School
Gerson Alves Pereira Júnior, University of Ribeirão Preto
Ionut Negoi, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila Bucharest
Yunfeng Cui, Tianjin Medical University
Norio Sato, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
Andras Vereczkei, Medical School University of Pécs
Giovanni Bellanova, S.S. Annunziata Hospital
Arianna Birindelli, Maggiore Hospital
Isidoro Di Carlo, University of Catania
Kenneth Y. Kok, The Brunei Cancer Centre
Mahir Gachabayov, Clinical Hospital of Emergency Medicine
Georgios Gkiokas, Kapodistrian University of Athens
Konstantinos Bouliaris, University Hospital of Larissa
Elif Çolak, Samsun Education and Research Hospital
Arda Isik, Mengucek Gazi Training Research Hospital
Daniel Rios-Cruz, Hospital de Alta Especialidad de Veracruz
Rodolfo Soto, Centro Medico Imbanaco
Ernest E. Moore, Denver Health Medical Center

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Acute left sided colonic diverticulitis is one of the most common clinical conditions encountered by surgeons in acute setting. A World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) Consensus Conference on acute diverticulitis was held during the 3rd World Congress of the WSES in Jerusalem, Israel, on July 7th, 2015. During this consensus conference the guidelines for the management of acute left sided colonic diverticulitis in the emergency setting were presented and discussed. This document represents the executive summary of the final guidelines approved by the consensus conference.


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