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Diverticula


Picture of diverticula in the large intestine

Pouches called diverticula form when increased pressure pushes the wall of the colon outward at certain weak points. Although they are found most often in the colon, diverticula can be found in nearly all parts of the digestive tract.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerArvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
Last RevisedJuly 26, 2010

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