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Picture of Diverticulosis

Picture of Diverticulosis

Diverticulosis is a condition where a patient has diverticula in the colon. A patient who suffers the consequences of diverticulosis in the colon is referred to as having diverticular disease.

Single-contrast barium enema study in a patient with diverticulitis demonstrates tethering of the sigmoid colon as a result of a diverticular abscess. (from eMedicine)

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Reviewed by Jay W. Marks, MD on September 17, 2008

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