Diverticulosis is the formation of numerous tiny pockets, or diverticula, in the lining of bowel. Diverticula, which can range from pea-size to much larger, are formed by increased pressure on weakened spots of the intestinal walls by gas, waste, or liquid. Diverticula can form while straining during a bowel movement, such as with constipation. They are most common in the lower portion of the large intestine (called the sigmoid colon).
Diverticulitis is a condition where a diverticulum ruptures and infection sets in around the diverticulum. Symptoms include abdominal pain, abdominal tenderness, colonic obstruction and fever.
Related Journals of Diverticulosis & Diverticulitis
Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery, The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics