Diverticula, diverticulosis, & diverticulitis – causes, symptoms & pathology

What are diverticula? Diverticula are outpouchings that most commonly happen in the sigmoid colon of the large intestine. The presence of a diverticulum is defined as diverticulosis, whereas diverticulitis describes an inflamed diverticulum. Subscribe – https://goo.gl/w5aaaV. More videos – https://goo.gl/UhOKiM. Support us on Patreon – https://goo.gl/ZGHEk4.

This video discusses the known pathophysiology, differences between diverticulosis and diverticulitis, important signs and symptoms, and treatment.

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Resources:
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1001/p1229.html
http://www.uptodate.com/contents/colonic-diverticulosis-and-diverticular-disease-epidemiology-risk-factors-and-pathogenesis?source=search_result&search=diverticula&selectedTitle=2~77
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/173388-overview#a6
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diverticulum
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diverticulitis

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