Diverticuliti s A Clinical Review . Kathy Freeman RN Primary Care I SUNYIT Dr. Jennifer Klimmick Yingling. Diverticulitis. Definition: “Diverticulosis is characterized by asymptomatic sac-like protrusions (diverticula)in the colonic wall that form when the mucosa
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Kathy Freeman RN
Primary Care I SUNYIT
Dr. Jennifer KlimmickYingling
characterized by asymptomatic sac-like
protrusions (diverticula)in the colonic
wall that form when the mucosa
herniates at weak points in the
muscularispropria”(Reddy,V.,& Longo,W. 2013).
The condition of having many asymptomatic diverticula is called diverticulosis. When the retained food and bacteria occlude the opening of the diverticula inflammation ensues often causing complications of abcess, fistula, and sometimes perforation. This inflammatory process is referred to as the condition of diverticulitis( Dunphy,L., Brown-Winland,J.,Porter,B.&Thomas,D., 2011).
colon wall, usually where arteries penetrate
the turnicamuscularis to nourish the mucosal
layer. Abnormal colonic motility along with
Intraluminal hypertension also maybe
contributing factors. The colonic mucosa
herniates through the smooth muscle layer”
(McCance,K., Huether,S., Brashers,V., &
Factors associated with etiology:
likely as dizygomatic twins to develop
diverticulosis (Wilkins,T., Embry,K., &
I. Pericolicabcess or phlegmon
II. Pelvic intraabdominal or retroperitoneal abcess
III. Generalized purulent peritonitis
IV. General fecal peritonitis this is asscoiated with 43 % risk of death(Klarenbeek,B., Korte, N., Peet, D& Cuesta,M., 2011).
(Wilkins,T.,Embry,K., & George,R.,2013).