J Gastroenterol Hepatol Endosc | Volume 5, Issue 2 | Review Article | Open Access

Current Trend of Colonic Diverticulosis in Patients Undergoing Colonoscopy in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Northern India

Shabir A Shiekh*, Shafat S Lone, Irfan R Wani, Asif I Shah, Zafar I Kawoosa, Zafar A Wani, Bilal A Khan and Showkat A Zargar

Department of Gastroenterology, Shifa Hospital, India

*Correspondance to: Shabir A Shiekh 

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Background: Diverticular  disease  of  the  colon  has  a  wide  geographic  variation  and  is  a  very common cause of hospital visits and admissions in the west. Contrary to this there is scarce data on colonoscopic prevalence of diverticular disease from our country.

Materials  and  Methods: All  adult  patients  who  underwent  colonoscopy  for  various  indication and  were  diagnosed  to  have  colonic  diverticulosis  from  August  2016  to  December  2019  in  the Department of Gastroenterology, Shifa Medical Centre, Srinagar, Kashmir, India, were included in the study.

Results:Out of a total of 4,500 colonoscopic procedures, diverticulosis was seen in 190 cases with an overall prevalence of 4.2%. 56% of these were males and 44% were females. In 77 (40.52%) patients diverticulosis was seen in left colon, in 72 (37.89%) in right colon and in 41 (21.57%) diverticulosis was noted in pancolonic distribution. Adenomatous polyps were seen in 27% of the cases.
Conclusion: Colonic  diverticulosis  has  very  low  prevalence  in  this  northern  Indian  state. Adenomatous polyps are commonly associated with this condition.


Diverticulosis; Prevalence; Polyps; Colonoscopy


Shiekh SA, Lone SS, Wani IR, Shah AI, Kawoosa ZI, Wani ZA, et al. Current Trend of Colonic Diverticulosis in Patients Undergoing Colonoscopy in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Northern India. J Gastroenterol Hepatol Endosc. 2020;5(2):1084..

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