Colon nontumor
Colitis (non-infectious)
Diverticular colitis



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PubMed Search: diverticular colitis

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Diverticular colitis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/colondiverticulardisease.html. Accessed July 16th, 2019.
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
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Transmural inflammation with expansion of lamina propria, cryptitis and crypt abscesses, lymphoid aggregates and distorted crypt architecture
Differential diagnosis
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