diverticul- (Latin: [from di-, "apart" and vertere, "to turn"] by-road, digression, deviation; to turn away, go in different directions).Used in the specialized sense of "tubular pocket or pouch that branches off from a bodily cavity or canal".
Plural of diverticulum.
Relating to a diverticulum.
The act of forming diverticula, pockets, etc.
Excision of a diverticulum.
1. Inflammation of a diverticulum, especially of the small pockets in the wall of the colon which fill with stagnant fecal material and become inflamed; rarely, they may cause obstruction, perforation, or bleeding.
2. Inflammation of a diverticulum, especially inflammation related to colonic diverticula, which may undergo perforation with abscess formation; sometimes this is called left-sided or L-sided appendicitis.
A roentgenogram of a diverticulum.
Development of a granulomatous mass in the wall of the colon.
1. Surgical fixation of a diverticulum in a new position following its separation from the initial adjacent or adherent structures.
2. A plastic operation to obliterate a diverticulum.
1. The presence of diverticula, particularly of colonic diverticula, in the absence of inflammation.
2. Presence of a number of diverticula of the intestine, common in middle age; the lesions are "acquired pulsion diverticula".
diverticulum (singular), diverticula (plural):
1. A circumscribed pouch or sac of variable size occurring normally or created by herniation of the lining mucous membrane through a defect in the muscular coat of a tubular organ.
2. A sac or pouch in the walls of a canal or organ.
3. A pouch or sac opening from a tubular or saccular organ; such as, the gut or bladder.