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Title: Diverticula of the right colon
Authors: Podesta, Marie Therese
Pace, Joseph L.
Keywords: Colon (Anatomy) -- Diseases
Diverticulosis -- Malta -- Case studies
Issue Date: 1973
Publisher: The St. Luke`s Hospital Gazette
Citation: Podesta, M.T., & Pace, J.L. (1973). Diverticula of the right colon. The St. Luke`s Hospital Gazette, 8(2), 126-130.
Abstract: Diverticula of the right colon are usually asymptomatic unless they give rise to complications. Asymptomatic diverticula can only be diagnosed radiologically or at post-mortem. In a survey on the incidence of diverticular disease in Malta based on radiology and necropsy studies, 8 cases of diverticula limited to the right colon were found from a total of 5094 barium studies and 80 postmortem investigations. The cases are presented and the relevant literature reviewed. The major complications which may arise from diverticula of the right colon are acute and chronic inflammation and gastrointestinal bleeding. Diverticula of the right colon are uncommon. They rarely give rise to clinical symptoms but should be considered and excluded in the differential diagnosis of doubtful lesions of the right colon.
Appears in Collections:TSLHG, Volume 8, Issue 2
TSLHG, Volume 8, Issue 2

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