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Colon diverticula - series

Incision

Incision

Overview

Treatment of diverticulitis and diverticular bleeding involves surgical removal of the segment of colon containing the diverticula. While the patient is deep alseep and pain free (general anesthesia), an incision is made in the midline of the abdomen.

Update Date 5/15/2014

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