Clin Colon Rectal Surg 2018; 31(04): 209-213
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1607464
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Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Diverticular Disease

Semeret T. Munie
1  Department of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
Surya P. M. Nalamati
2  Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
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Publication Date:
22 June 2018 (online)


Colonic diverticular disease is a common health care issue which has historically been attributed to western countries and older age population. Recent studies have shown a rise in incidence among developing countries that have adopted western diets as well as rise in prevalence among younger patients. In this article, the authors discuss the incidence, epidemiology, and pathophysiology of colonic diverticular disease.