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|Title:||A radiological survey of diverticulosis in Singapore.|
|Authors:||Yap, I. |
|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|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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