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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Men who consume higher quantities of red meat are at an increased risk of developing diverticulitis, especially if they're eating unprocessed red meat, according to a new study published in Gut.
However, one or more of the pouches can become inflamed or infected, a condition known as diverticulitis. This can cause severe abdominal pain, fever, nausea and a marked change in your bowel habits.
Right-sided diverticulitis shares some elements in common with left-sided diverticulitis; however there are distinct features in reference to the incidence, pathophysiology, presentation, and management.
Diverticulitis is caused by inflammation of out-pouches within the colonic wall, most commonly the sigmoid colon.
Case 4 was a 52-year-old male with pulse granulomas in appendiceal serosa and a coloenteric fistula tract secondary to perforated sigmoid diverticulitis. Case 5 was a 66-year-old male with pulse granulomas of the gallbladder wall in the setting of cholecystocolonic fistula secondary to chronic calculous cholecystitis.
CT abdomen also demonstrated numerous colonic diverticuli with inflammatory changes in the cecum consistent with diverticulitis (Figure 4).
Most of the patients are asymptomatic, but about 10-30% of patients tend to develop severe complications like diverticulitis, stone formation, perforation, haemorrhage and intestinal obstruction.
PEA can mimic either acute appendicitis when right-sided appendagitis is involved, or acute colonic diverticulitis when the inflammatory foci are in the left lower abdominal quadrant.
Acute diverticulitis is a rare and dangerous condition in a pediatric patient.
GlobalData's clinical trial report, "Diverticulitis Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2016" provides an overview of Diverticulitis clinical trials scenario.
The cardiac unit, which was launched in 2015, is equipped with the latest equipment to treat heart attacks, conduct diagnostic and therapeutic catheter for the coronary arteries, balloon dilatation and installation of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical struts, in addition to treating patients with diverticulitis of the coronary arteries.