Colon (tumor & nontumor)
Noninfectious colitis
Diverticular colitis

Topic Completed: 1 May 2013

Revised: 26 December 2016, last major update May 2013

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PubMed Search: diverticular colitis

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Definition / general
  • Due to mucosal prolapse, fecal stasis and relative mucosal ischaemia; also subserosal peridiverticulitis and suppuration causing mass effect (Pathology 2002;34:568)
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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