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Colonoscopy after Diverticulitis

PublisherLondon : IntechOpen
Publication date2022
First online date2021-10-29

Patients suffering from diverticulitis are at increased risk for colorectal cancer and should undergo colonoscopy to rule out colorectal cancer. The prevalence of colorectal cancer in this population was estimated to range between 1.9 and 2.3%. This prevalence is higher in patients with complicated diverticulitis (abscess, perforation) and ranges between 6.1% and 7.9%. Therefore, interval colonoscopy is strongly recommended after an episode of complicated diverticulitis. The prevalence of colorectal cancer is lower in patients with uncomplicated diverticulitis and approaches the prevalence from screened populations. In patients with uncomplicated diverticulitis, the indication for colonoscopy is still a matter of debate and should be done on a case-by-case basis.

  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticular disease
  • Colorectal cancer
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MEYER, Jérémy, RIS, Frédéric. Colonoscopy after Diverticulitis. In: Diverticular Disease of the Colon : Recent Knowledge of Physiopathology, Endoscopic Approaches, Clinical and Surgical Treatments. London : IntechOpen, 2022. doi: 10.5772/intechopen.99921
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