CRC risk ‘remains low’ for patients with uncomplicated diverticulitis

Patients with diverticulitis as the only indication for colonoscopy were less likely to have colorectal cancer.
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The prevalence of colorectal cancer is low for patients undergoing colonoscopy after an episode of uncomplicated diverticulitis, according to a US study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Dr Walker Redd, from the University of North Carolina, and colleagues used data from the Gastrointestinal Quality Improvement Consortium registry to examine the prevalence and odds of colorectal cancer (CRC) and advanced colorectal neoplasia on colonoscopy in patients with diverticulitis.