Massive arterial bleeding occurred in three cases of diverticular disease of the colon. Striking and distinctive pathologic findings are associated with this condition. The suggestion is made that an awareness of the appearance of the lesion, combined with a careful search to locate it can lead to identification of the point of bleeding. If this can be done after limited surgical resection, the chances for recovery of the typically elderly, arteriosclerotic, and hypertensive patient will be increased.
Sorger K, Wacks MR. Exsanguinating Arterial Bleeding Associated With Diverticulating Disease of the Colon. Arch Surg. 1971;102(1):9-13. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1971.01350010011003