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World J Gastroenterol. 2003 Oct;9(10):2140-2.

Pathophysiological aspects of diverticular disease of colon and role of large bowel motility.

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Clinica di Gastroenterologia ed Epatologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, Università di Perugia, Italy. gabassot@tin.it

Abstract

Colonic diverticular disease (diverticulosis) is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders in Western countries. This disorder is strictly related to aging and fibre intake, and still bears a discrete amount of morbidity. Numerous etiological co-factors have to date been implicated in the pathogenesis of the disease, yet the supporting evidence is still far from absolute. The present review considers the pathophysiology of colonic diverticular disease, with a special emphasis on factors related to abnormal colonic motility.

PMID:
14562365
PMCID:
PMC4656450
DOI:
10.3748/wjg.v9.i10.2140
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