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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.

di·ver·tic·u·lar

(dī'vĕr-tik'yū-lăr)
Relating to 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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Our patient with true diverticular structure, had long standing postprandial abdominal pain but disease never progressed to cause a severe clinical condition.
(1.) Daniels L, Unlu C, de Korte N, et al, for the Dutch Diverticular Disease [3D) Collaborative Study Group.
In conclusion, patients with a manifestation of subcutaneous abscess in the left iliac fossa or flank area with previous episodes of diverticulitis should be suspected of having diverticular sigmoid perforation and abdominal wall fistula formation.
This was a retrospective cohort study conducted to determine the incidence of DD (defined as acute diverticulitis, diverticular hemorrhage, or secondary stricturing or fistulizing disease necessitating surgery) in patients with incidental diverticulosis identified in a previous prospective screening colonoscopy cross-sectional study.
The most commonly detected benign disease in this series was diverticular disease at 13.9%, but it was still lower than the 33.6% reported by others.
En el 85% de los casos se asocian con enfermedad diverticular, aunque pueden presentarse de manera aislada en un 15% (7,9).
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.
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).
Overall, most patients (80 to 90%) with diverticular disease are asymptomatic.
Intra-abdominal abscesses, fistulas, and even diverticular perforation are not uncommon complications.