[Diverticular disease of the colon: its epidemiology and etiology].Ann Ital Chir. 1998 Jul-Aug; 69(4):421-5.AI
Epidemiology for diverticular disease of the colon is rather difficult to assess because of the almost regularly selection of the patients submitted to analysis and described in literature. Therefore data extracted from different experiences are useful only for orientative epidemiologic implications. In the meanwhile these studies have been very useful to understand the possible reasons of its insurgence and evolution. Actually for etiopathogenesis the more diffuse opinion is to give importance to low fibre diet and to intrinsic motor derangement of the colon.