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Articles  |   April 2001
Overview and treatment of diverticular disease
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Gastroenterology
Articles   |   April 2001
Overview and treatment of diverticular disease
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 2001, Vol. 101, 19S-21S. doi:
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 2001, Vol. 101, 19S-21S. doi:
Abstract

Diverticular disease is a common medical problem seen in Western society. Outpatient management with close observation is appropriate for the majority of patients. Established criteria for hospitalization and treatment of diverticulitis can help to reduce medical costs and length of stay. Minimally invasive techniques such as computed tomography-guided drainage of diverticular abscess can expedite medical and surgical treatment.