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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Script/audio/visuals: Tanner Marshall, MS
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