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An Exploratory Analysis of the Epidemiology and Surgical Management of Perforated Diverticular Disease over a Two-Year Period at a Referral Centre in the Caribbean

We present an exploratory analysis of perforated diverticular disease in Barbados. There seems to be a relatively high incidence of perforated right-sided diverticulitis in an Afro-Caribbean population. More research is needed to determine the exact etiology of this disease.


Objective: We present an exploratory analysis of data collected on perforated diverticular disease (PDD) in Barbados and suggest possible areas for further study.

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013
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