American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A condition characterized by the presence of numerous diverticula in the colon.
- n. pathology The condition of having diverticula, or small pouches, formed along the mucosa of the colon
- n. presence of multiple diverticula in the walls of the colon
“When the impacting of toxic mucus in the colon reaches a critical pressure, it causes a pocket to balloon outward through the colon lining, causing a condition called diverticulosis.”
“Lesnar, who has battled through a painful intestinal infection called diverticulosis for the last few months, related his story during a Wednesday conference call.”
“About half of all people over 60 have diverticulosis, meaning they develop small pouches along the walls of their colon that bulge outward through weak spots in the wall.”
“If you already have had a colonoscopy, and run into side effects, such as constipation, diarrhea, diverticulosis, and others, the site offers a very specific set of suggestions on addressing them.”
“Caveat: The extent of the diverticulosis and severity of inflammation weren't recorded.”
“Patients under 60 years of age with diverticulosis were significantly more likely to have benign, precancerous and advanced cancerous polyps than patients without diverticulosis, the study found.”
“A study of 2,310 patients, including 1,100 age 60 years old or younger, undergoing colonoscopy in the Netherlands from 2008 to 2009 found that 855, or 37%, had diverticulosis.”
“The association between diverticulosis and polyps wasn't significant after age 60.”
“Because diverticulosis often has no symptoms, its use as a risk marker for colon polyps can be applied only to patients who have undergone colonoscopy or similar procedures, researchers said.”
“Advanced colon tumors were found in 19% of the diverticulosis subjects and 11% of patients without diverticulosis.”
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