diverticulum

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a herniation through the muscular wall of a tubular organ (especially the colon)

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The treatment for diverticulosis (having pockets called diverticula) is a high-fiber diet, which helps you to avoid constipation and the straining that can lead to more diverticula forming.
But in about 20 percent of cases, complications such as bleeding or an infection/inflammation of the diverticula (diverticulitis) occur, sometimes with severe results.
Bladder diverticula affect a broad age range and, in general, histopathologic features tend to correlate with patient age, with younger patients typically demonstrating benign histopathologic findings and older patients demonstrating an increased risk of malignancy.
Radiographs revealed excess buildup of keratinized layers of the caudal maxillary bill, with multifocal opacities in the caudal maxillary sinus cavity and lobular opacities within the caudal mandibular diverticula of the infraorbital sinus (Fig 2).
Gregg, 54, who was diag-nosed after his diverticula became inflamed, said: "At that point they can burst your intestine.
Diverticula occur at weak spots in the duodenal wall such as the site of entry of the common bile duct, pancreatic duct and perivascular connective tissue sheath.
Most people who have diverticulosis are unaware of the problem because it typically causes no symptoms--they only find out they have diverticula during a routine colonoscopy.
Gastric diverticula (GDs) are uncommon, and they are detected incidentally at the time of routine diagnostic testing.
Those diverticula originating in the apex of the ventricle are always fingerlike contractile pouches extending into the abdomen and are associated with midline thoracoabdominal defects, congenital heart disease, and dextro or mesocardia [4].
In brief, the histological grade of carcinoma in calyceal diverticula tends to be high.
There are several theories to explain the cause of these diverticula. One proposed theory is that of chronic infection/inflammation of the periurethral glands resulting in abscess formation that can communicate with the urethral lumen [3].
Revision of the English-language medical literature reveals only 4 Kommerell diverticula in asymptomatic patients, all of who were treated surgically.
Diverticula <2 cm are best treated with the harmonic scalpel or C[O.sub.2] laser, although when very small, these diverticula may be difficult to identify endoscopically.