A condition in which muscle spasm in the colon (lower intestine) in the presence of diverticula causes abdominal pain and disturbance of bowel function without inflammation.
- They are also formed during operations for bowel cancer, diverticular disease and after accidental damage to the bowel wall.
- For unknown reasons, only a small percentage of patients with diverticulosis develop symptomatic diverticular disease.
- These people are said to have diverticulosis or uncomplicated diverticular disease.
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Syllabification: di·ver·tic·u·lar dis·ease
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