Diverticulosis — Diverticulitis

(Plate XIV/5 and 6)
  • Peter Otto
  • Klaus Ewe


A diverticulum is defined as an outpocketing of all layers of the bowel wall. In the case of the large bowel, however, the diverticula are the so-called pseudodiverticula since here there is a herniation of the mucosa rather than an outpocketing of the entire bowel wall. As a cause for this herniation, both inherited tissue defects as well as muscular hyperactivity in the bowel wall may play a role. The diet may also be a possible contributory factor since low residue-containing foods increase the segmentation of the sigmoid.


Adenoma Barium Perforation Diverticulitis Ascaris 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Otto
    • 1
  • Klaus Ewe
    • 2
  1. 1.Medizinische AbteilungKreiskrankenhausGroßburgwedelGermany
  2. 2.I. Med. Klinik und Poliklinik der Universität MainzMainzGermany

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