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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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MRI provides a superior examination for surgical planning because it defines urethral and diverticular anatomy most clearly
Further follow-up appointments will be made and I'll give the patient any information they need about the condition they have, which can be anything from haemorrhoids to diverticular disease, which is basically haemorrhoids in the bowel wall.
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Since diverticular disease occurs almost exclusively in Western societies, a low-fiber diet has been suspected as the culprit.
MY doctor tells me that I have diverticular disease of the colon.
On CT abdomen a large diverticular mass with dilated intestinal loop with fecolith was found.
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These include a reduction in dangerous blood fats and blood sugar, less constipation and diverticular disease, and it makes you feel more satisfied.
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Also, considering its thin-walled nature, risk of diverticular perforation, and subsequent peritoneal tumour spillage is high.