Diverticular disease is a common clinical problem, particularly in industrialized countries. In most cases, colonic diverticula remain asymptomatic throughout life and sometimes are found incidentally during colonic imaging in colorectal cancer screening programs in otherwise healthy subjects. Nonetheless, roughly 25% of patients bearing colonic diverticula develop clinical manifestations. Abdominal symptoms associated with diverticula in the absence of inflammation or complications are termed symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease (SUDD). The pathophysiology of diverticular disease as well as the mechanisms involved in the shift from an asymptomatic condition to a symptomatic one is still poorly understood. It is accepted that both genetic factors and environment, as well as intestinal microenvironment alterations, have a role in diverticula development and in the different phenotypic expressions of diverticular disease. In the present review, we will summarize the up-to-date knowledge on the pathophysiology of diverticula and their different clinical setting, including diverticulosis and SUDD.

Pathophysiology of Diverticular Disease: From Diverticula Formation to Symptom Generation / Barbaro, Maria Raffaella; Cremon, Cesare; Fuschi, Daniele; Marasco, Giovanni; Palombo, Marta; Stanghellini, Vincenzo; Barbara, Giovanni. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES. - ISSN 1661-6596. - ELETTRONICO. - 23:12(2022), pp. 6698.1-6698.17. [10.3390/ijms23126698]

Pathophysiology of Diverticular Disease: From Diverticula Formation to Symptom Generation

Barbaro, Maria Raffaella
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Fuschi, Daniele;Marasco, Giovanni;Palombo, Marta;Stanghellini, Vincenzo;Barbara, Giovanni
2022

Abstract

Diverticular disease is a common clinical problem, particularly in industrialized countries. In most cases, colonic diverticula remain asymptomatic throughout life and sometimes are found incidentally during colonic imaging in colorectal cancer screening programs in otherwise healthy subjects. Nonetheless, roughly 25% of patients bearing colonic diverticula develop clinical manifestations. Abdominal symptoms associated with diverticula in the absence of inflammation or complications are termed symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease (SUDD). The pathophysiology of diverticular disease as well as the mechanisms involved in the shift from an asymptomatic condition to a symptomatic one is still poorly understood. It is accepted that both genetic factors and environment, as well as intestinal microenvironment alterations, have a role in diverticula development and in the different phenotypic expressions of diverticular disease. In the present review, we will summarize the up-to-date knowledge on the pathophysiology of diverticula and their different clinical setting, including diverticulosis and SUDD.
2022
Pathophysiology of Diverticular Disease: From Diverticula Formation to Symptom Generation / Barbaro, Maria Raffaella; Cremon, Cesare; Fuschi, Daniele; Marasco, Giovanni; Palombo, Marta; Stanghellini, Vincenzo; Barbara, Giovanni. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES. - ISSN 1661-6596. - ELETTRONICO. - 23:12(2022), pp. 6698.1-6698.17. [10.3390/ijms23126698]
Barbaro, Maria Raffaella; Cremon, Cesare; Fuschi, Daniele; Marasco, Giovanni; Palombo, Marta; Stanghellini, Vincenzo; Barbara, Giovanni
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