traction diverticulum


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traction diverticulum

[′trak·shən ‚dī·vər′tik·yə·ləm]
(medicine)
A circumscribed sacculation, usually of the esophagus, with bulging of the full thickness of the wall; caused by the pull of adhesions arising from adjacent organs.
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