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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.
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Fact.MR has announced the addition of the "Diverticular Disease Therapeutics Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Review 2018 to 2028"report to their offering.
A quick blood and radiological test by the hospital team revealed that the patient had already been suffering from colonic diverticular disease - a condition where small bulges or pockets can develop in the lining of the large intestine and result in a hole or tear in the large bowel.
Wehner's blood and radiological test at the hospital indicated he had had a history of colonic diverticular disease, a condition where small bulges or pockets develop in the lining of the large intestine and can result in a hole or tear in the large bowel.
While an acquired pseudodiverticular type of JID is commonly described, reports of a true diverticular structure in older age is uncommon.
Summary: Among the two treatment types, the antibiotic treatment segment is expected to lead in the global diverticular disease therapeutics market over the forecast period.
4 COURGETTES contain high levels of insoluble fibre, which helps to promote a healthy digestive system and prevent diverticular disease.
Daniels L, Unlii C, de Korte N, et al, for the Dutch Diverticular Disease (3D) Collaborative Study Group.
Colocutaneous fistulas are very rare, account for 1%-4% of the total number of fistulas complicating diverticular diseases, and may be caused by percutaneous drainage of diverticular abscesses without subsequent resection (1).
The clinical spectrum of symptomatic diverticular disease (DD) ranges from mild abdominal pain to life-threatening complications including perforation or hemorrhage.
Diverticular disease of the colon is a multifactorial disease influenced by ethnicity, diet, and possibly genetics [2].
The most common findings at colonoscopy were diverticular disease (20) polyps (14) and colorectal cancer (9).