Chapter 20, Diverticular disease

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Chapter 20, Diverticular disease
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Chapter 20, Diverticular disease
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  1. outpouchings of colon wall from mucosa to muscle layer
    diverticula
  2. asymptomatic diverticular disease
    diverticulosis
  3. inflammatin of diverticula
    diverticulitis
  4. what is the etiology of diverticular disease
    common in elderly who eat refined food
  5. where does diverticula occur
    • anywhere in GI
    • commonly sigmoid colon
  6. where does diverticula(outpouching) occur
    weak point in colon wall, normally where arteries penetrate
  7. diverticula are impacted with feces and bacteria, causing
    diverticulitis
  8. what are the signs of diverticula
    • none
    • mild discomfort, diarrhea. constipation, flatulence
    • visible on x-ray
  9. what are signs of diverticulitis
    • fever
    • leukocytosis
    • LLQ tender w/nausea & vomiting
  10. what are the diagnostic test for diverticular disease
    • sigmodoscopy
    • barrium eneam
    • CT scan
    • x-ray
    • usually found when looking for something else
  11. what are the complication of diverticular disease
    • intestine obstruction
    • perforation with peritonitis
    • abscess formation
  12. what are the treatments for diverticular disease
    • antibiotics
    • diet
    • surgery

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