Diverticular Disease

  • Catherine McCarthy
  • Niklas Hennessy
  • Basil Fozard


Diverticular disease is a common disease. It predominantly affects people over the age of 60 years, who live in a Western society and have a slight female preponderance. It is increasing in prevalence and is thought to affect up to 60% of this population [1]. Given its high prevalence in society, it is surprisingly indolent condition with complications arising in only a small minority of patients [2].


Diverticular Disease Acute Diverticulitis Fecal Peritonitis Elective Resection Perforated Diverticulitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Catherine McCarthy
    • 1
  • Niklas Hennessy
    • 1
  • Basil Fozard
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Colorectal SurgeryRoyal Bournemouth HospitalBournemouth, DorsetUK

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