Martin et al., "Distribution and Characteristics of Colonic Diverticula
in a United States Screening Population," Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol.
Giant colonic diverticula
. Review of diagnostic and therapeutic options.
The ultrasonographic detection of colonic diverticula
, which appear as rounded protrusions of the colonic wall, is not pathognomonic for acute diverticulitis but only identifies the anatomical presence of colonic diverticula
are common, and they are important because of complications such as hemorrhage, perforation, and inflammation.
The diverticula in left-sided colonic are usually acquired and multiple while right-sided colonic diverticula
are mostly congenital and solitary.[sup] Although patients with this disease may be asymptomatic, dysregulated intrinsic immunity or incompletely digestive food debris clogged inside the outpouching of the bowel wall, thus triggering inflammatory reactions and leading to acute onset abdominal pain.
Scattered colonic diverticula
were noted, without adjacent inflammatory change to suggest acute diverticulitis.
Bleeding colonic diverticula
. J Clin Gastroenterol.
(43) Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications may cause perforation or bleeding of colonic diverticula
, have been implicated in relapse to inflammatory bowel disease and the development of CC, and may exacerbate bleeding of colonic angiodysplasia.
I reasoned that surely if a first year medical student, with no knowledge whatsoever of pathology, could observe diverticula with such ease, there would be brilliant descriptions of colonic diverticula
and their complications in the writings of the great 17th, 18th and early 19th century clinicians and pathologists of the past.
Most cases of bleeding from colonic diverticula
Akin to the pathogenesis of colonic diverticula
, abnormalities in peristalsis, intestinal dyskinesia, and high intraluminal pressures are thought to play a role.
Peery of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her colleagues looked at 539 patients with colonic diverticula
and 1,569 controls, all culled from the Vitamin D and Calcium Polyp Prevention Study, a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of vitamin D and calcium for the prevention of colonic adenomas (Clin.