The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 8, Issue 11, pp 440–441 | Cite as

The Association of diverticulitis and carcinoma of the colon

  • Leonard K. Stalker
  • Elbert T. Rulison
  • John D. White


Association of diverticulitis and carcinoma of the colon is rarely seen. There is no reason for believing that diverticulitis is a precursor of cancer. Clinical differentiation between diverticulitis and cancer of the colon is frequently difficult to make. A case is here reported in which diverticulitis and carcinoma of the sigmoid were present together.


Appendicitis Diverticulitis Adhesive Inflammation Sigmoidoscopic Examination Pyloric Obstruction 
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© Springer 1941

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonard K. Stalker
    • 1
  • Elbert T. Rulison
    • 1
  • John D. White
    • 1
  1. 1.Rochester

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