Left: Small colonic diverticula.
Center: Larger diverticula in a complex array. A large-mouth diverticulum may be mistaken for the colonic lumen. In this image, the lumen is at bottom right.
Right: Extensive diverticulosis in a 77 year-old woman.
Additional examples of colonic diverticula. Note the light reflection from the base of each diverticulum. Large diverticula may contain smaller diverticula (right).
Left and center: Collapsed, partially inverted diverticula in a 72 year-old man (left) and in a 70 year old woman (center).
Right: Complex diverticulum in a 76 year old woman.
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