Diverticular Disease and Diverticulitis: Symptoms, Treatment Options and Long-Term Health Outcomes


Bernadette Dawson

Series: Digestive Diseases – Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED031000

Colonic diverticula occur when mucosal and submucosal layers protrude through weak points in the muscle wall. Most patients with diverticular disease are asymptomatic, but some may experience abdominal pain without inflammation. Diverticular disease may develop as diverticulitis, with or without perforation, or diverticular hemorrhage. Episodes of acute diverticulitis present themselves with pain in the left or right lower quadrant, depending on the location of the diverticula. Patients may also exhibit fever or other non-specific symptoms like anorexia or nausea. This book provides a review of the symptoms, treatment options and long-term health outcomes of diverticular disease and diverticulitis. It also examines management strategies for acute complicated diverticulitis, and discusses diverticulitis of the right colon.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Diverticular Disease and Diverticulitis: General Overview and Updated Evidences
(Luis García-Catalá, Pedro Moya, Antonio Arroyo, Laura Armañanzas, Rafael Calpena, Department of General Surgery, Division of Colorectal Surgery, University General Hospital, Elche, Spain, and others)

Chapter 2
Diverticular Disease and Diverticulitis: Symptoms, Therapeutic Options and Long-Term Outcomes
(Sara López Goye, Manuel Durán Poveda, Jaime Ruíz-Tovar Polo, Juan José Carrera Alvarez, Cristina Nevado García, Belen Manso Abajo, Montiel Jiménez Fuertes, Ana Moreno Posadas, Hospital Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 3
Colonic Diverticular Disease and Diverticulitis: Symptoms, Treatment Options and Long-Term Health Outcomes
(Yen-Chun Chen, Chih -Wei Tseng, Wu Chin-Chia, Yu-Hsi Hsieh, Kuo-Chih Tseng, Tsung-Hsing Hung, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Chia-Yi, Taiwan, and others)

Chapter 4
Acute Complicated Diverticulitis: Evolving Management Strategies
(Devin Hosein, Shiva Seetahal, Heart of Florida Regional Medical Centre, FL, USA, and others)

Chapter 5
Diverticulitis of the Right Colon
(Nidal Issa, and Yaniv Fenig, Surgery Department, Hasharon Hospital Rabin Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Petah-Tikva, Israel, and others)

Chapter 6
Right Colon Diverticulitis
(Heung-Kwon Oh, Seung-Bum Ryoo, Kyu Joo Park, Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, South Korea, and others)


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