Diverticular Disease

DRG Category: 182

Mean LOS: Description:

DRG Category: Mean LOS: Description:

4.3 days

MEDICAL: Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal, and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders, Age > 17 with CC 148

12.2 days

SURGICAL: Major Small and Large Bowel Procedures with CC

Diverticular disease has two clinical forms, diverticulosis and diverticulitis. People with diver-ticulosis have multiple, noninflamed diverticula (outpouches of the intestinal mucosa through the circular smooth muscle of the bowel wall). Usually diverticulosis is asymptomatic and does

300 Diverticular Disease not require treatment. Diverticulitis, in contrast, occurs when the diverticula become inflamed or microperforated. Diverticular disease usually occurs in the descending and sigmoid colon and is accompanied by signs of inflammation.

Mortality and morbidity are related to complications of diverticulosis such as diverticulitis and lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, which occur in 10% to 20% of patients with diverticu-losis during their lifetime. The lifetime recurrence is 30% after the first episode of diverticulitis and more than 50% after a second episode.

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