Diverticula

Pouches (diverticula) in the large intestine (colon)

Pouches called diverticula form when increased pressure pushes the wall of the colon outward at certain weak points. These pouches are found most often in the colon. But they can be found in nearly all parts of the digestive tract.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology

Current as ofAugust 9, 2016

Current as of: August 9, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology