Diverticulitis occurs when diverticula present in the colonic wall become infl amed. This leads to micro - or macroscopic perforation of these sac - like protrusions. Diverticulitis can be divided into complicated and uncomplicated presentations, and the management differs based on the presentation. Surgical intervention is not always a necessity. This chapter summarizes the clinical manifestations and diagnosis of acute diverticulitis as well as current recommendations for medical and surgical management.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Practical Gastroenterology and Hepatology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Small and Large Intestine and Pancreas|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Aug 31 2010|
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