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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Su comportamiento es similar en hombres y en mujeres, pero se ha asociado al uso de antiinflamatorios no esteroideos y corticoides, lo que genera diverticulitis aguda complicada [4, 5].
Diverticulitis may resolve, perforate and remain localised or there may be free perforation with peritonitis or fistulisation (colovesical fistula are commonest).
Los diverticulos no son peligrosos, advirtio, pero en los que esten bloqueados pueden acumularse desechos, infectarse y causar diverticulitis y cancer y en muy pocos casos, la muerte.
This inflammation is called diverticulitis and is the cause of pain and bleeding.
Q: What causes diverticulitis, and why does it recur?
With the steady aging of the American population, practitioners certainly can expect to care for more and more women who are 50 years of age or older, and diverticulitis is likely to turn up in an increasing number of these patients.