Colon non tumor
Colitis (non-infectious)
Diverticular colitis

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 26 December 2016, last major update May 2013

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Cite this page: Diverticular colitis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/colondiverticulardisease.html. Accessed February 25th, 2017.
Definition / General
Pathophysiology
  • Due to mucosal prolapse, fecal stasis and relative mucosal ischaemia; also subserosal peridiverticulitis and suppuration causing mass effect (Pathology 2002;34:568)
Treatment
Micro Description
  • Transmural inflammation with expansion of lamina propria, cryptitis and crypt abscesses, lymphoid aggregates and distorted crypt architecture
Differential Diagnosis