Diverticular disease of the colon.

  title={Diverticular disease of the colon.},
  author={Neil H. Stollman and Jeffrey B. Raskin},
  volume={363 9409},
Diverticular disease of the colon is quite common in developed countries, and its prevalence increases with age. Although present in perhaps two thirds of the elderly population, the large majority of patients will remain entirely asymptomatic. Nonetheless, an estimated 20% of those affected may manifest clinical illness, mainly diverticulitis, with its… CONTINUE READING