The Role of Colonoscopy in the Diverticular Disease

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Abstract

Colonic diverticula are one of the most frequent conditions found during the endoscopic examination of the lower digestive tract, interestingly in >70% of people after 80 years old. Of them, only a few percentage develop complications such as acute diverticulitis or diverticular bleeding. Up to now, colonoscopy represents the most important diagnostic and therapeutic tool on the hands of the clinicians. On the basis of this the need for a standardized and reproducible approach is now emerging. This short review article is tasked to point out some open issues concerning the role of colonoscopy in diverticular disease.

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