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Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis (cont.)

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Author: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Editors: Bhupinder Anand, MD Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Baylor University College of Medicine and William C. Shiel, Jr, FACP, FACR


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Up-to-Date. Diverticular Disease.

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis. Nuts Don't Up Risk of Diverticulitis.

Previous contributing authors and editors: Author: Vikhyat Bebarta, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center. Coauthor(s): Kennon Heard, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; James S Cohen, MD, Consulting Staff, James Cohen, PC.

Last Editorial Review: 2/17/2011

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Diverticula are small mucosal herniations protruding through the intestinal layers and the smooth muscle along the natural openings created by the vasa recta or nutrient vessels in the wall of the colon.

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