Font Size
A
A
A

Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis (cont.)

Author and Editors

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

REFERENCES:

Bogardus ST. What do we know about diverticular disease? A brief overview. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 2006;40:S108–S111

eMedicine.com. Diverticulitis.


Up-to-Date. Diverticular Disease.


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis. WebMD.com. 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

Medical Editor:

Must Read Articles Related to Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis

Abdominal Pain (Adults)
Abdominal Pain in Adults Abdominal pain in adults can range from a mild stomach ache to severe pain. Examples of causes of abdominal pain in adults include appendicitis, gallbladder dis...learn more >>
Flatulence (Gas)
Flatulence (Gas) Flatulance (gas) is a normal bodily function. Excess gas may be produced by swallowing excess air, problems in the breakdown of undigested foods, lactase defici...learn more >>
Rectal Bleeding
Rectal Bleeding The rectum is the last portion of the large bowel that ends just before the anus. Bleeding from this area can be a mild or life-threatening matter. Causes of re...learn more >>

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis):

Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis) - Surgery Recovery

Please describe your recovery after surgery for diverticulitis.

Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis) - Symptoms

The symptoms of diverticulitis (diverticulosis) can vary greatly from patient to patient. What were your symptoms at the onset of your disease?





Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Diverticulitis »

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.

Read More on Medscape Reference »


Medical Dictionary