Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/129164
Title: A radiological survey of diverticulosis in Singapore.
Authors: Yap, I. 
Hoe, J.
Issue Date: Aug-1991
Citation: Yap, I.,Hoe, J. (1991-08). A radiological survey of diverticulosis in Singapore.. Singapore Medical Journal 32 (4) : 218-220. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Three hundred and sixty one consecutive barium enemas done at a general hospital were reviewed prospectively to determine the frequency and anatomic distribution of diverticulosis in Singapore. The frequency of 28% is comparable to previous American and European studies and higher than previous Asian studies. There was also a predominance of purely right-sided disease with the caecum and/or ascending colon involved in 71% of patients. This anatomic distribution of diverticulosis is quite different from that seen in Caucasian populations where the disease mainly involves the left side of the colon and is probably a function of genetic and racial factors.
Source Title: Singapore Medical Journal
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/129164
ISSN: 00375675
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