Does uncomplicated diverticulosis of the colon cause symptoms?
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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.
In only 17 patients (7.8%) of this series could it be reasonably assumed that symptoms were attributable to simple diverticulosis.
The relative infrequency of such symptoms suggests that patients exhibiting them may actually have diverticulitis not recognizable by our current criteria.
KeywordsDuodenal Ulcer Hiatus Hernia Diverticulitis Esophageal Varix Cholelithiasis
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