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Vol. 30, No. 1, 2012
Issue release date: May 2012
Dig Dis 2012;30:29–34

Pathology and Pathogenesis of Diverticular Disease and Patterns of Colonic Mucosal Changes Overlying the Diverticula

Haboubi N.Y. · Alqudah M.
aDepartment of Surgical Pathology, University Hospital of South Manchester, and bDepartment of Histopathology, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK

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The aim of this article is to review the pathology of diverticular disease and draw attention to the histological changes that affect the wall and the mucosal lining of the sigmoid colon in this common condition. We were the first group to propose a histological classification for sigmoid colitis-associated diverticular disease, and in this paper we are adding another feature to our original observation.

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