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Table 1 Table 1

From: Laparoscopic-assisted resection of a giant colonic diverticulum: a case report

Type Name Aetiology Histology
I Pseudo-diverticulum Unidirectional ball-valve mechanism Remnants muscularis mucosa/muscularis propria
   Gas producing organism  
II Inflammatory Local perforation of mucosa with abscess cavity Reactive scar tissue, no bowel tissue
III True diverticulum Congenital All three layers of bowel tissue, communicating with gut lumen
  1. Histological classification of giant colonic diverticulum; from Steevoorde et al