Definition of diverticulitis in English:


Line breaks: di|ver¦ticu|litis
Pronunciation: /ˌdʌɪvətɪkjʊˈlʌɪtɪs


[mass noun] Medicine
  • Inflammation of a diverticulum, especially in the colon, causing pain and disturbance of bowel function. Compare with diverticulosis.
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    • Food sensitive colitis should be considered in infants and ischaemic colitis, diverticulitis, and colonic tumours in adults.
    • Possible causes include inflammatory bowel disease or an infection in the colon known as diverticulitis.
    • Indications for colectomy include colon polyps, diverticulitis, and IBD.

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