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dahy ver tik yuh luhm

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

  • A diverticulum (Latin for a small bypath) of the large bowel is a little pouch or sac formed by pressure inside the gut, forcing the inner layer (mucosa) through a weak spot in .
  • Ten and one-half hours before his scheduled March 15 swearing-in, Neves underwent emergency surgery for Meckel's diverticulum, an intestinal ailment.
  • He got fat, a diverticulum or sac developed in the colon, and the sac became inflamed.

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