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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Radiographic and computed tomographic imaging demonstrated a deviated septum of the nasal diverticulum and multiple soft tissue densities in the caudal aspects of the maxillary and mandibular infraorbital diverticula of the infraorbital sinus.
Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is a congenital malformation of the gastrointestinal tract.
Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is a congenital abnormality of the gastrointestinal tract.
In children past infancy and in atypically located Intussusception discrete lead point is usually identified, Meckel's diverticulum. Polyps, small intestinal duplications, Burkitt's lymphoma and even the appendix have been implicated.
The most frequent aetiological factors were various malignancies (10 cases, 28.5%) and perforation of Meckel's diverticulum (8 cases, 22.8%).
EGD revealed a gastric fundal diverticulum (Figure 1).
A pouch protruding from the free wall of the left ventricle may be either a congenital ventricular diverticulum (CVD) or aneurysm (CVA).
After removing the diverticular stone via percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), dilatation of the calyceal diverticular neck and electrocoagulation of the diverticulum wall are performed.[sup][5],[6],[7] However, PCNL is associated with disadvantages of massive trauma, long hospital stay, and multiple complications.[sup][6],[7] In recent years, flexible ureteroscopy (FURS) has been used for the treatment of calyceal diverticula.