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di·ver·tic·u·lum

 (dī′vûr-tĭk′yə-ləm)
n. pl. di·ver·tic·u·la (-lə)
A pouch or sac branching out from a hollow organ or structure, such as the intestine.

[New Latin, from Latin dēverticulum, by-path, from dēvertere, to turn aside : dē-, de- + vertere, to turn; see divert.]

di′ver·tic′u·lar adj.

diverticulum

(ˌdaɪvəˈtɪkjʊləm)
n, pl -la (-lə)
(Pathology) any sac or pouch formed by herniation of the wall of a tubular organ or part, esp the intestines
[C16: from New Latin, from Latin dēverticulum by-path, from dēvertere to turn aside, from vertere to turn]
ˌdiverˈticular adj

di•ver•tic•u•lum

(ˌdaɪ vərˈtɪk yə ləm)

n., pl. -la (-lə).
a blind, tubular sac or process branching off from a canal or cavity, esp. an abnormal, saclike herniation of the mucosal layer through the muscular wall of the colon.
[1640–50; < Latin, variant of dēverticulum byway, tributary, means of escape =dēverti- (comb. form of dēvertere to turn away, divert =dē- de- + vertere to turn) + -culum -cule2]
di`ver•tic′u•lar, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diverticulum - a herniation through the muscular wall of a tubular organ (especially the colon)
hernia, herniation - rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes
Meckel's diverticulum - a congenital diverticulum in the ileum resulting from incomplete closure of the yolk sac
Translations

di·ver·tic·u·lum

n. divertículo, saco o bolsa que se origina en la cavidad de un órgano o estructura.

diverticulum

n (pl -la) divertículo; Meckel o Meckel’s — divertículo de Meckel
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However, about 20 to 50 percent of Americans over age 50 have diverticulosis, and because the diverticula are usually numerous, the possibility of any one of them becoming infected and inflamed is high.
Diverticula are sac-like pouches that develop abnormally and protrude from the normally smooth muscular layer of the colon.
Even as these two findings change the way providers counsel patients about the cause and impact of diverticula, a third study, also in the December issue, adds another wrinkle: Patients who do develop diverticulitis are at increased risk for a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome later on.
Most urethral stones are associated with abnormalities that predispose individuals to urinary stasis and infections, such as strictures, lower urinary tract surgery, congenital or acquired diverticula, chronic urinary infections, foreign bodies, and schistosomiasis.
In the case of Berghia verrucicornis, Carroll and Kempf (1990) suggested that the stomach and the left and right digestive diverticula were similar during the initial phase, but that the right digestive diverticulum decreased in size during development because yolk reserves inside were reduced, and the left digestive diverticulum of lecithotrophic larvae remained unchanged.
If you have either diverticulosis or diverticulitis, you are considered to have diverticula disease, which affects the large intestine.
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It is generally not necessary to remove Meckel's diverticula found incidentally during surgery for other reasons.
Although a series reported that 6 patients with CHIKV infection had perforated jejunal diverticula while receiving longterm nonsteroidal antiinlammatory drugs and steroids (7), the perforations were likely secondary to prolonged steroid use rather than CHIKV infection.
Results of CT showed a large volume of soft-tissue attenuating material within the infraorbital sinus, and the preorbital diverticula were expanded bilaterally.