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Colonic diverticular disease in patients 40 years old or younger.
Am Surg 1992; 58(10):605-7AS

Abstract

Diverticular disease in patients 40 years of age or younger has been described as rare but virulent. Previous studies, based on age, on diverticular disease are often confusing because of inexact definitions of the disease status. With these criticisms in mind, the authors studied 322 clinical records on patients admitted with a diagnosis of colonic diverticulosis or diverticulitis to the University of New Mexico Hospital and the Lovelace Medical Center. Of these patients, 285 had documented evidence of colonic diverticula with only 6 per cent of these being 40 years of age or younger. The criteria for acute diverticulitis were met by 86 patients, 17 of whom were 40 years of age or younger. The younger group had disproportionately more men, particularly Hispanics. The authors conclude that acute diverticulitis is more common in the young than suggested by previous reports, but the behavior of the disease is not distinctive.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1416433

Citation

Acosta, J A., et al. "Colonic Diverticular Disease in Patients 40 Years Old or Younger." The American Surgeon, vol. 58, no. 10, 1992, pp. 605-7.
Acosta JA, Grebenc ML, Doberneck RC, et al. Colonic diverticular disease in patients 40 years old or younger. Am Surg. 1992;58(10):605-7.
Acosta, J. A., Grebenc, M. L., Doberneck, R. C., McCarthy, J. D., & Fry, D. E. (1992). Colonic diverticular disease in patients 40 years old or younger. The American Surgeon, 58(10), pp. 605-7.
Acosta JA, et al. Colonic Diverticular Disease in Patients 40 Years Old or Younger. Am Surg. 1992;58(10):605-7. PubMed PMID: 1416433.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Colonic diverticular disease in patients 40 years old or younger. AU - Acosta,J A, AU - Grebenc,M L, AU - Doberneck,R C, AU - McCarthy,J D, AU - Fry,D E, PY - 1992/10/1/pubmed PY - 1992/10/1/medline PY - 1992/10/1/entrez SP - 605 EP - 7 JF - The American surgeon JO - Am Surg VL - 58 IS - 10 N2 - Diverticular disease in patients 40 years of age or younger has been described as rare but virulent. Previous studies, based on age, on diverticular disease are often confusing because of inexact definitions of the disease status. With these criticisms in mind, the authors studied 322 clinical records on patients admitted with a diagnosis of colonic diverticulosis or diverticulitis to the University of New Mexico Hospital and the Lovelace Medical Center. Of these patients, 285 had documented evidence of colonic diverticula with only 6 per cent of these being 40 years of age or younger. The criteria for acute diverticulitis were met by 86 patients, 17 of whom were 40 years of age or younger. The younger group had disproportionately more men, particularly Hispanics. The authors conclude that acute diverticulitis is more common in the young than suggested by previous reports, but the behavior of the disease is not distinctive. SN - 0003-1348 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1416433/Colonic_diverticular_disease_in_patients_40_years_old_or_younger_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/2310 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -