diverticulitis

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di·ver·tic·u·li·tis

 (dī′vûr-tĭk′yə-lī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of a diverticulum in the intestinal tract, causing fecal stagnation and pain.

diverticulitis

(ˌdaɪvəˌtɪkjʊˈlaɪtɪs)
n
(Pathology) inflammation of one or more diverticula, esp of the colon

di•ver•tic•u•li•tis

(ˌdaɪ vərˌtɪk yəˈlaɪ tɪs)

n.
inflammation of one or more diverticula.
[1895–1900]

diverticulitis

A lack of fiber in the diet can lead to the formation of diverticula (small projections of the large intestine lining through its wall). If these become inflamed then diverticulitis results.
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Noun1.diverticulitis - inflammation of a diverticulum in the digestive tract (especially the colon); characterized by painful abdominal cramping and fever and constipation
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
Translations
diverticulite

di·ver·tic·u·li·tis

n. diverticulosis, diverticulitis, infl. de un divertículo, esp. de pequeños sacos que se forman en el colon.

diverticulitis

n diverticulitis f
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Although a diagnosis of diverticulosis can be easily made by colonoscopy, acute diverticulitis is in general a contraindication for endoscopic examination owing to the high risk for perforation, and thus, should be delayed by 3-4 weeks.
Acute diverticulitis is a rare and dangerous condition in a pediatric patient.
However, about four out of 100 people with diverticulosis develop acute diverticulitis, inflammation or infection of one or more diverticula, and about 15 percent suffer significant complications from their disease.
EA may be misdiagnosed as acute abdomen, appendicitis, or acute diverticulitis (9-11).
It is contraindicated in case of perforation or acute diverticulitis to suggest a perforation.
6-9) In a recent study of diet for patients hospitalized with acute diverticulitis, 256 patients were evaluated.
Given the patient's progressive symptoms and pain out of proportion to exam, acute diverticulitis was suspected.
Based on clinical assessment, he was felt to have acute diverticulitis and contrast CT was arranged for confirmation.
Acute diverticulitis occurred in 6 patients receiving placebo and in 1 patient receiving the probiotic (p = 0.
In one study of 511 patients admitted for acute diverticulitis in 1994-2003, 5 of 12 patients (42%) who did not undergo surgery after percutaneous drainage of abscesses averaging 7 cm in size had a recurrence of diverticulitis (Am.
The spectrum of clinical features extends from asymptomatic diverticulosis to recurrent episodes of acute diverticulitis which may lead to potentially fatal complications.
The study will help inform patients with diverticulosis--particularly those diagnosed at a younger age--and their physicians about the risks of developing acute diverticulitis, said study senior author Brennan Spiegel, MD, an associate professor of medicine at UCLA Health System.

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