noun[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of a diverticulum, especially in the colon, causing pain and disturbance of bowel function. Compare with diverticulosis.
- 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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