Diverticular Disease of Colon


Authors: Z. Adamová
Authors‘ workplace: Vsetínská nemocnice a. s., chirurgické oddělení, primář: MUDr. Jaroslav Sankot
Published in: Rozhl. Chir., 2011, roč. 90, č. 8, s. 463-477.
Category: Monothematic special - Original

Overview

Diverticular disease of the colon is one from the most common diseases, especially in the Western world. This disease is symptomatic in only 20–30% patients, but it could be the cause of considerable morbidity and mortality. Pathogenesis is not entirely known. Presumably there are more causing factors – intestinal dysmotility, that is induced by abnormal regulation, structural changes of the colonic wall, genetic factors, diet. The aim of this article is to review the state of our nowadays knowledge in pathogenesis, symptomatology, diagnostic methods and treatment.

Key words:
diverticulosis – diverticulitis – enterorhagia


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