Diverticular Disease. Diverticulosis , Diverticulitis, Meckel’s , Zenker’s. Diverticulum. Defintion Blind pouch protruding from alimentary tract that communicates with the gut lumen Most are ‘false’ Often found in sigmoid colon, can occur throughout colon
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Diverticulosis, Diverticulitis, Meckel’s, Zenker’s
The extent to which abnormal motility and hereditary factors contribute to diverticular disease is unknown.
Over time, the colon must work against greater pressures to move small, hard stools, develops hypertrophy, thickening, rigidity, and fibrosis.
Fig-- Diverticula of the sigmoid colon
Fig– Extensive diverticulosis in 77 year old female.
The Five 2’s:
Fig. —2-year-old girl with Meckel'sdiverticulum. Shows nuclear medicine 99mTc pertechnetate scan of child with abnormal tracer uptake in mid abdomen, just to right of midline (arrow), that was later shown at surgery to be hemorrhagic Meckel'sdiverticulum.
Fig– Barium swallow revealing Zenker’sdiverticulum