Naomi M. Sell, M.D., M.H.S. • Numa P. Perez, M.D. • Caitlin E. Stafford, B.S. • David Chang, M.B.A., Ph.D. • Liliana G. Bordeianou, M.D. • Todd D. Francone, M.D. • Hiroko Kunitake, M.D. • Rocco Ricciardi, M.D., M.P.H.
Females have a higher incidence of diverticular disease mortality. Their deaths are more commonly secondary to nonsurgical infections, obstruction, or pelvic fistulae. Female patients represent a particularly vulnerable population that may benefit from more intensive diverticulitis evaluation.