Complications of diverticular disease of the colon in young people

Julie Freischlag, Robert S. Bennion, Jesse E. Thompson

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Abstract

Diverticular disease of the colon in patients under the age of 40 years is uncommon. Between 1975 and 1985, 58 patients (31 men and 27 women) were admitted for pathologically or radiographically proven acute diverticulitis. Seventeen (29.3 percent) were younger than 40 years. Fifteen of the 17 (88.2 percent) required urgent or emergent surgery for complications of diverticular disease. This represents a significantly (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)639-643
Number of pages5
JournalDiseases of the Colon and Rectum
Volume29
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Acute diverticulitis
  • Complications of diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis in young people

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  • Gastroenterology

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Complications of diverticular disease of the colon in young people. / Freischlag, Julie; Bennion, Robert S.; Thompson, Jesse E.

In: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, Vol. 29, No. 10, 10.1986, p. 639-643.

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Freischlag, Julie ; Bennion, Robert S. ; Thompson, Jesse E. / Complications of diverticular disease of the colon in young people. In: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 1986 ; Vol. 29, No. 10. pp. 639-643.
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