History, incidence, and epidemiology of diverticulosis

Jerry Martel, Jeffrey Raskin

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Abstract

Diverticulosis of the colon is a very common condition. Described as early as the 17th century, most of the information we now have is based on much of the work during the 20th century. Age, sex, race, and geography all play a specific role in the development of diverticula. It is the merging of these factors that changes the prevalence of diverticula and their manifestations. Symptomatic diverticula can lead to serious complications requiring both medical and surgical interventions to treat these complications when they occur. This review will focus on the history and epidemiology of diverticulosis in regard to age, sex, race, geography, and the epidemiology of complicated diverticular disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1125-1127
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Volume42
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2008

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Keywords

  • Diverticular disease
  • Diverticulosis
  • Epidemiology
  • History
  • Incidence

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  • Gastroenterology

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History, incidence, and epidemiology of diverticulosis. / Martel, Jerry; Raskin, Jeffrey.

In: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, Vol. 42, No. 10, 01.11.2008, p. 1125-1127.

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Martel, Jerry ; Raskin, Jeffrey. / History, incidence, and epidemiology of diverticulosis. In: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 2008 ; Vol. 42, No. 10. pp. 1125-1127.
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