Public Health and Primary CareReview Article

Utility of Colonoscopy to Exclude Underlying Malignant Polyps After Resolution of Uncomplicated Diverticulitis

Molly Disbrow, MD; Amy Foxx-Orenstein, DO; and Neera Agrwal, MD
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Accepted: September 11, 2015

Published: December 1, 2015

J Osteopath Med; 115(12): 720-723

Diverticulitis is a common disorder particularly in Western countries.1 Despite the evidence that exists regarding assessment and management of acute diverticulitis, practice patterns often rely on decades-old anecdotal literature. In this review, the authors discuss the routine practice of performing a colonoscopy to exclude malignant polyps after an episode of acute diverticulitis.

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