How is the diagnosis of acute diverticulitis made?

Updated: Aug 06, 2019
  • Author: Elie M Ghoulam, MD, MS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The diagnosis of acute diverticulitis can usually be made on the basis of the history and physical examination. Laboratory tests may be helpful when the diagnosis is in question.


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