Molly Disbrow, Amy Foxx-Orenstein, Neera Agrwal. Utility of Colonoscopy to Exclude Underlying Malignant Polyps After Resolution of Uncomplicated Diverticulitis. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2015;115(12):720–723. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2015.147.
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Clinical Question: Is routine colonoscopy to exclude malignant polyps after acute diverticulitis supported by the current evidence?
Evidence: No statistically significant difference exists in the detection rate of a colorectal malignant polyp in patients with image-proven uncomplicated diverticulitis compared with the general, asymptomatic population.
Recommendation: After resolution of image-proven uncomplicated diverticulitis, routine colonoscopy is not necessary in patients with normal colonoscopy findings within 3 years of the index event.
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