Definition of diverticular disease in English:

diverticular disease

noun

  • [mass noun] A condition in which muscle spasm in the colon (lower intestine) in the presence of diverticula causes abdominal pain and disturbance of bowel function without inflammation.

    • ‘For unknown reasons, only a small percentage of patients with diverticulosis develop symptomatic diverticular disease.’
    • ‘What are the common symptoms and complications of diverticular disease?’
    • ‘After recovery, you will be given advice from your GP on managing your diverticular disease.’
    • ‘They are also formed during operations for bowel cancer, diverticular disease and after accidental damage to the bowel wall.’
    • ‘These people are said to have diverticulosis or uncomplicated diverticular disease.’