diverticulum


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Related to diverticulum: Meckel's diverticulum, esophageal diverticulum, urethral diverticulum, Zenker's diverticulum

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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If an inflamed diverticulum bursts, an abscess may form next to the colon or peritonitis may develop.
Histologic study of the excised appendix revealed both chronic and acute inflammatory changes with mucin accumulation and evidence of previously ruptured appendiceal diverticulum.
If there is functional gastric mucosa in a Meckel's diverticulum, uptake is seen in the diverticulum at approximately the same time as the stomach mucosa is visualised.
Lassiaz, who was suffering from Meckel's diverticulum, was operated for acute bowel obstruction under the care of Dr Michael Ajemian, chairman of trauma and acute care surgery at Abu Dhabi's Mafraq Hospital.
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