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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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A recent pathological review done at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA, revealed that malignant neoplastic changes noted in these bladder diverticular tumors were present in 36 out of 71 cases (51%), including both noninvasive and invasive carcinoma.
Diet and risk of diverticular disease in Oxford cohort of European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC): prospective study of British vegetarians and non-vegetarians.
While the study makes a renewed case for limiting red meat consumption, increasing fiber consumption is one known preventive measure for diverticular disease.
Follow-up colonoscopy (Fujinon EPX-4400 System; EG- 530 WL, Tokyo, Japan) 3 months after discharge revealed the presence of multiple diverticular orifices in the sigmoid colon but no other colonic abnormalities (Figure 4).
Italian consensus conference for colonic diverticulosis and diverticular disease.
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Diverticular disease accounts for 17-40% of the cases of lower GIBs, and results from weakness at the site in the colon wall where the circular muscle layer is penetrated by the vas recta which drape over the dome of the diverticulum and become susceptible to trauma and disruption.
Colonic diverticular disease is a common disorder in the elderly.
Making sure you get fibre in your diet can help with problems such as constipation and diverticular disease.
Emergency laparotomy was done, bilious free fluid in peritoneal cavity with multiple jejunal diverticula noted 20cms away from DJ junction in mesenteric border and solitary diverticular perforation (Figure 2, 3).
Strate and colleagues studied a cohort of 47,288 men between the ages of 40 years and 75 years who were initially without any form of diverticular disease.