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Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis

Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis is a topic covered in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

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General Principles


  • Diverticula consist of outpouchings in the bowel, most commonly in the colon, but can also be seen elsewhere in the gut.
  • Diverticular bleeding can occur from an artery at the mouth of the diverticulum.
  • Diverticulitis results from microperforation of a diverticulum and resultant extracolonic or intramural inflammation.

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Williams, Dominique, et al., editors. "Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis." Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, 35th ed., Wolters Kluwer Health, 2016. Washington Manual, www.unboundmedicine.com/washingtonmanual/view/Washington-Manual-of-Medical-Therapeutics/602347/3/Diverticulosis_and_Diverticulitis.
Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis. In: Williams D, Ramgopal R, Gdowski M, et al, eds. Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics. 35th ed. Wolters Kluwer Health; 2016. https://www.unboundmedicine.com/washingtonmanual/view/Washington-Manual-of-Medical-Therapeutics/602347/3/Diverticulosis_and_Diverticulitis. Accessed June 25, 2019.
Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis. (2016). In Williams, D., Ramgopal, R., Gdowski, M., Dretler, A., & Bhat, P. (Eds.), Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics. Available from https://www.unboundmedicine.com/washingtonmanual/view/Washington-Manual-of-Medical-Therapeutics/602347/3/Diverticulosis_and_Diverticulitis
Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis [Internet]. In: Williams D, Ramgopal R, Gdowski M, Dretler A, Bhat P, editors. Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics. Wolters Kluwer Health; 2016. [cited 2019 June 25]. Available from: https://www.unboundmedicine.com/washingtonmanual/view/Washington-Manual-of-Medical-Therapeutics/602347/3/Diverticulosis_and_Diverticulitis.
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