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What is perforation?

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This is a small hole or tear in a pocket that allows the bowel contents to seep into your stomach. It’s rare but life-threatening, and it requires emergency surgery.

From: What Is Diverticulitis? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 18, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 09/18/2017

SOURCES:

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: “Understanding Diverticulosis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Diverticulitis.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Symptoms & Causes of Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis.”

Harvard Medical School: “Diverticular Disease of the Colon.”

American College of Gastroenterology: “Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Diverticulitis.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 18, 2017

SOURCES:

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: “Understanding Diverticulosis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Diverticulitis.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Symptoms & Causes of Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis.”

Harvard Medical School: “Diverticular Disease of the Colon.”

American College of Gastroenterology: “Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Diverticulitis.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 18, 2017

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