Meaning of diverticulitis in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdʌɪvətɪkjʊˈlʌɪtɪs/

Translate diverticulitis into Spanish


mass nounMedicine
  • Inflammation of a diverticulum, especially in the colon, causing pain and disturbance of bowel function.

    Compare with diverticulosis

    ‘Food sensitive colitis should be considered in infants and ischaemic colitis, diverticulitis, and colonic tumours in adults.’
    • ‘Possible causes include inflammatory bowel disease or an infection in the colon known as diverticulitis.’
    • ‘Indications for colectomy include colon polyps, diverticulitis, and IBD.’
    • ‘A common complication of diverticulitis is peritonitis.’
    • ‘Fortunately, most people with diverticulosis never develop diverticulitis.’