Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Diverticular Disease
Munie ST, and Nalamati SPM. Epidemiology and pathophysiology of diverticular disease. Clin Colon Rectal Surg 2018; 31(4):209-213.
Clin Colon Rectal Surg
Colonic diverticular disease is a common health care issue which has historically been attributed to western countries and older age population. Recent studies have shown a rise in incidence among developing countries that have adopted western diets as well as rise in prevalence among younger patients. In this article, the authors discuss the incidence, epidemiology, and pathophysiology of colonic diverticular disease.