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Diverticula

Pouches (diverticula) in the large intestine (colon)

Pouches called diverticula form when increased pressure pushes the wall of the colon outward at certain weak points. These pouches are found most often in the colon. But they can be found in nearly all parts of the digestive tract.

Current as of: November 7, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology

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