Does uncomplicated diverticulosis of the colon cause symptoms?

  • I. Donald Fagin


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    The records of 218 in-patients with diverticulosis of the colon were reviewed in an attempt to determine whether uncomplicated diverticulosis causes symptoms.

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    In only 17 patients (7.8%) of this series could it be reasonably assumed that symptoms were attributable to simple diverticulosis.

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    The relative infrequency of such symptoms suggests that patients exhibiting them may actually have diverticulitis not recognizable by our current criteria.



Duodenal Ulcer Hiatus Hernia Diverticulitis Esophageal Varix Cholelithiasis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Donald Fagin
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  1. 1.Medical Service of Mount Carmel Mercy HospitalDetroit 35

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