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diverticular

 [di″ver-tik´u-ler]
pertaining to or resembling a diverticulum.
diverticular disease a general term including the prediverticular state, diverticulosis, and diverticulitis.

di·ver·tic·u·lar

(dī'vĕr-tik'yū-lăr),
Relating to a diverticulum.

diverticular

/di·ver·tic·u·lar/ (-lar) pertaining to or resembling a diverticulum.

diverticula, diverticular

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Colonic diverticula

di·ver·tic·u·lar

(dī'vĕr-tik'yū-lăr)
Relating to a diverticulum.

diverticular

pertaining to or resembling a diverticulum.

Patient discussion about diverticular

Q. What corn based products can I eat. I have diverticular disease. I love corn tortillas, corn bread, corn dogs.

A. The dietary recommendations for people with diverticular disease of the colon are usually to add fibers-rich foods (fruits, vegetables etc.). As far as I know corn isn't especially rich in dietary fibers, so I don't know about any recommended corn-based foods, although I don't know about any recommendations to refrain from eating corn-based foods.

If you have any questions regarding this subject, you may consult your doctor. You may also read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/dietaryfiber.html

Q. How to prevent diverticulitis? I am a 43 year old man. I just had colonoscopy and my Doctor said I have diverticulosis and am at risk in developing diverticulitis. How can I prevent developing diverticulitis?

A. You have Diverticulosis, which means you have diverticulas (small pouches) on your digestive system. These diverticula are permanent and will not go away. No treatment has been found to prevent complications of diverticular disease. Diet high in fiber increases stool bulk and prevents constipation, and theoretically may help prevent further diverticular formation or worsening of the diverticular condition. Some doctors recommend avoiding nuts, corn, and seeds which can plug diverticular openings and cause diverticulitis. Whether avoidance of such foods is beneficial is unclear. If you develop unexplained fever, chills or abdominal pain, you should notify your doctor immediately since it could be a complication of diverticulitis.

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I think we can stop recommending that our patients with diverticular disease avoid seeds, popcorn, and nuts.
The investigators analyzed data for participants who had reported newly diagnosed diverticulosis or diverticular complications at any of the intervening biennial follow-up points, through 2004.
Also, considering its thin-walled nature, risk of diverticular perforation, and subsequent peritoneal tumour spillage is high.
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Percutaneous drainage under radiographic guidance is usually the most appropriate treatment for large (greater than 2 cm in diameter) diverticular abscesses.
A few studies have suggested that people who eat more insoluble fiber have a lower risk of diverticular disease (small pouches that bulge out through weak spots in the large intestine, sometimes becoming inflamed or infected).
AS we get older many of us will develop diverticular disease, mainly due to having a diet which is low in fibre.
2 cm in maximum diameter and grossly resembling a diverticular abscess.
Only 3% of stents placed in 567 patients considered in a systematic review in (2002) were for benign disease, predominantly diverticular disease (3).
Consuming a vegetarian diet and a high intake of dietary fibre are both associated with a lower risk of diverticular disease, said the authors.
Seventy-one cases of bladder diverticula that underwent histopathologic sampling for primary diverticular processes were identified.
An elderly female patient with renal failure presented with features of sepsis following a partial sigmoid colectomy for diverticular disease, with a left iliac fossa colostomy in place.