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Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis

  • By: Kristen Mamelian
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

A diverticulum is an out pouching of the wall of the gastrointestinal tract that is sac-like in appearance. Diverticula can appear at any level of the gastrointestinal tract including the esophagus, stomach, or the small intestine; however, the most common location ...

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