diverticulitis

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diverticulitis

inflammation of one or more diverticula, esp of the colon

diverticulitis

[‚dī·vər‚tik·yə′līd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of a diverticulum.
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When the researchers looked only at imaging-confirmed or surgical spec-imen--confirmed cases, 23 patients (1%) developed acute diverticulitis during the study period.
The "widely cited figures" that up to a quarter of patients with diverticulosis will develop acute diverticulitis is based on data collected before the time of routine colon screening, they wrote.
One person had acute diverticulitis, and the other had either food poisoning or acute gastroenteritis.
Approximately 15% of patients with acute diverticulitis will develop an associated pericolic or intramesenteric abscess.
Complicated diverticulitis is defined as acute diverticulitis with concomitant abscess, fistula, bowel obstruction, or intra-abdominal perforation.
They had further evaluations to rule out carcinoma, inflammatory bowel disease, and acute diverticulitis of the right colon.

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