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Colon diverticula - series—Incision

Incision

Overview

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

Review Date 4/5/2018

Updated by: Michael M. Phillips, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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