Distribution of colonic diverticula

Distribution of colonic diverticula

In patients with diverticulosis, diverticula are found in the sigmoid colon in 90% of patients, in the descending colon in 30%, and throughout the colon in 26%. Isolated right-sided diverticula, although uncommon in the United States (about 4% of patients), are common in Japan. Appendiceal diverticula are found in 0.2% to 2% of patients.


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