Colonoscopy following acute diverticulitis mandatory.

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Summary of "Colonoscopy following acute diverticulitis mandatory."

According to international guidelines, patients presenting with acute diverticulitis are offered lower endoscopy to rule out colorectal cancer. This practice is based on weak evidence. Recent studies have established that the incidence of colorectal cancer after acute diverticulitis is low. In case of complicated diverticulitis, with abscess or perforation, the incidence of colorectal cancer is higher. There is, thus, a lack of evidence supporting colonoscopy by uncomplicated diverticulitis, but if a patient presents with complicated diverticulitis, colonoscopy should be performed.


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Inflammation of a DIVERTICULUM or diverticula.

Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the luminal surface of the colon.

Diseases of the DIVERTICULUM often due to infection and/or inflammation (DIVERTICULITIS).

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