diverticula of colon

(redirected from colonic diverticula)

di·ver·tic·u·la of co·lon

diverticula, which are herniations of mucosa and submucosa through or between fibers of the major muscle layer (muscularis propria) of the colon. Usually multiple, it occurs in 50% of western populations older than age 70 years, but is much less common in other populations. Can cause bleeding and episodes of severe inflammation.
Synonym(s): colonic diverticula

di·ver·tic·u·la of co·lon

(dī'vĕr-tik'yū-lă kō'lŏn)
Diverticula that are herniations of mucosa and submucosa between fibers of the major muscle layer (muscularis propria) of the colon; can cause bleeding and episodes of severe inflammation.
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Peery of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her colleagues looked at 539 patients with colonic diverticula and 1,569 controls, all culled from the Vitamin D and Calcium Polyp Prevention Study, a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of vitamin D and calcium for the prevention of colonic adenomas (Clin.
43) Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications may cause perforation or bleeding of colonic diverticula, have been implicated in relapse to inflammatory bowel disease and the development of CC, and may exacerbate bleeding of colonic angiodysplasia.
Most cases of bleeding from colonic diverticula are self-limiting.
Akin to the pathogenesis of colonic diverticula, abnormalities in peristalsis, intestinal dyskinesia, and high intraluminal pressures are thought to play a role.