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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis (DY-ver-TIH-kyoo-LY-tis)
Inflammation of one or more pouches or sacs that bulge out from the wall of a hollow organ, such as the colon. Symptoms include muscle spasms and cramps in the abdomen.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.