Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery 2018; 31(04): 226-228
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1607468
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Management of Diverticular Disease in the Setting of Other Colorectal Pathology: Data on Simultaneous Issues in Segmental Colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Cancer, and Complications

Nasrin Ghalyaie
1  Department of Surgical Oncology, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Gilbert, Arizona
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Publication Date:
22 June 2018 (online)


Diverticulosis of the colon is a very common anatomical condition. In the Western world, it affects more than 70% of over 65 years old population and represents the fifth most important gastrointestinal disease in terms of health care costs in Western countries. The diagnosis of diverticular disease and diverticulitis can be challenging. Often, there is overlap with other colonic pathologies, such as segmental colitis, ischemia, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, or infectious colitis. Management of diverticular disease in these settings might be different.