Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


Four cases of diverticular disease of the colon are reported. The disease is rare in Japan and is more commonly seen in the cecum. Differential diagnosis of right lower quadrant pain and a filling defect in the cecum on x-ray examination is evidence of diverticular disease of the cecum. The future trend of the disease of the colon is predicted as increasing because of older populations, changes in diet and more frequent recognition through barium enema examination.