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Diverticula, Diverticulosis, Diverticulitis: What's the Difference?

Diverticula occur throughout the gut, but by far the most common and most important are those that occur in the colon. The diverticula discussed herein are colonic diverticula. Their importance is frequently misunderstood. A review of causes, when symptoms occur, what can go wrong, and what to do about colonic diverticula. Reviewed 2009.

Topics: Diverticular disease, Fact Sheet

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