Pouches called diverticula form when increased pressure pushes the wall of the colon outward at certain weak points. Although they are found most often in the colon, diverticula can be found in nearly all parts of the digestive tract.
Last Revised: July 26, 2010
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
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