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Causes of Sigmoid diverticulitis

List of causes of Sigmoid diverticulitis

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Sigmoid diverticulitis) that could possibly cause Sigmoid diverticulitis includes:

  • The presumed mechanism is infection of the mucosa of the dome of the diverticulum leading to erosion of its thin wall. The site of the perforation may still be in the colonic wall itself but in the majority of cases will occur in the surrounding pericolic tissue structures

Sigmoid diverticulitis: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Sigmoid diverticulitis: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Related information on causes of Sigmoid diverticulitis:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Sigmoid diverticulitis may be found in:


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