Diverticular disease of the colon.

@article{Stollman2004DiverticularDO,
  title={Diverticular disease of the colon.},
  author={Neil H. Stollman and Jeffrey B. Raskin},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2004},
  volume={363 9409},
  pages={631-9}
}
Colonic diverticulosis refers to small outpouchings from the colonic lumen due to mucosal herniation through the colonic wall at sites of vascular perforation. Abnormal colonic motility and inadequate intake of dietary fibre have been implicated in its pathogenesis. This acquired abnormality is typically found in developed countries, and its prevalence rises with age. Most patients affected will remain entirely asymptomatic; however, 10-20% of those affected can manifest clinical syndromes… CONTINUE READING

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