Cecal diverticulitis. A review of the American experience.

  title={Cecal diverticulitis. A review of the American experience.},
  author={Scott M. Graham and Garth H. Ballantyne},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  volume={30 10},
The etiology of cecal diverticulitis remains unclear. The majority of diverticula are solitary and probably false and may be the result of the same degenerative process seen in the more common left-sided diverticulosis. A minority are true diverticula and may be of congenital origin. Cecal diverticulitis is clinically indistinguishable from acute appendicitis although patients with cecal diverticulitis tend to be older (average age, 40 years), have a longer duration of symptoms, and present… CONTINUE READING


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