Colonic Diverticulitis in the Elderly

  title={Colonic Diverticulitis in the Elderly},
  author={Chien-Kuo Liu and H. -A. Hsu and She-Meng Cheng},
Diverticular disease of the colon is a common gastrointestinal disorder, and its prevalence increases with age. Although present in perhaps two-thirds of the elderly, a large majority of patients with diverticular disease of the colon remain asymptomatic. Diverticulitis, the most common complication of diverticular disease of the colon, is a frequent… CONTINUE READING