Diverticular disease

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Diverticular disease is when problems occur due to diverticulosis, a condition defined by the presence of pouches in the wall of the large intestine (diverticula).[1] This includes diverticula becoming inflamed (diverticulitis) or bleeding.[2] Colonic perforation due to diverticular disease may be classified using the Hinchey Classification.[3]


  1. ^ "Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of colonic diverticular disease". Literature review. 
  2. ^ "Diverticular Disease". www.niddk.nih.gov. September 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Klarenbeek, Bastiaan R.; de Korte, Niels; van der Peet, Donald L.; Cuesta, Miguel A. (17 September 2011). "Review of current classifications for diverticular disease and a translation into clinical practice". International Journal of Colorectal Disease. 27 (2): 207–214. doi:10.1007/s00384-011-1314-5.