diverticulum


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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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Friedrich Kommerell first described Kommerell diverticulum in 1936 while performing a barium swallow examination in a patient with suspected stomach cancer (1).
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A barium swallow confirmed the presence of a large Zenker diverticulum (figure 1).
Case Report: We report a case of Dieuolafoy's lesion located in the esophageal diverticulum, which is a very rare location for the lesion.
Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital anomaly of the small intestine and it is caused by an incomplete obliteration of the vitelline duct/omphalomesenteric duct.
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At the 3rd-4th of development, the liver, gallbladder and bile ducts become diverticulum hepaticum that is derived from the caudal portion of the foregut.
The incidence of the diverticulum of the small bowel varies from 0.
However, the greatest drawback of FURS is locating the diverticulum since its neck is narrow and concealed.
Buccal diverticulum in a buffalo heifer was diagnosed by its symptoms like large spherical and non fluctuating swelling on lateral aspect of buccal cavity in front of masseter muscle with doughy consistency.
This duodenal diverticulum obstructive jaundice syndrome is called Lemmel's syndrome [2].
Meckel's diverticulum is the commonest congenital anomaly in the gastrointestinal system, though being most often detected as an incidental finding.