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Flashcards in Diverticular Disease Deck (4)
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Diverticula

Mucosal pouches push through musc all of colon
Low fibre diet is assoc
Diverticulosis- no symps
Diverticular dis- intermitt low abdo pain, no inflamm and infec
Diverticulitis- inflamm and infec, pain, fever, malaise, somet bleed
Complic diverticulitis- accomp by abcess, perforat, fistula

2

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Intermitt low abdo pain
Constipation
Diarrhoea
Large rectla bleed
Bloating
Rectal mucous
Diverticulitis also fever, dysuria, urine freq, abcess, peritonitis

3

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Barium enema
Colonoscopy
CT colonogram

4

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Diet, supplems
Paracetamol
AB- co amox, ciproflox, metronidazole
If sev then admit- fluids, transfus, analhesia, tx complics