Diverticular disease in patients under 50 years of age.

  title={Diverticular disease in patients under 50 years of age.},
  author={David N. Anderson and Christopher P. Driver and Arnold I Davidson and Ronald A. Keenan},
  journal={Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh},
  volume={42 2},
Sigmoid diverticular disease, when it occurs in a young age group, may follow a more aggressive course with a higher incidence of complications than in elderly. The mode of presentation and management in 77 patients under 50 years of age presenting with sigmoid diverticular disease over a 6-year period is described. Surgery for complications (peritonitis… CONTINUE READING