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What is the difference between diverticulosis and diverticulitis?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Inflammation: Diverticulosis is a condition where small pockets form as outpouchings of the wall of the colon. As many as 20% of people with diverticulosis will experience a rupture of one of these pockets; this leads to inflammation around the area that perforated: this is known as diverticulitis.
Answered on Jun 12, 2018
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