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    Debi is offline New Member
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    Default Diverticulitis

    Pertaining to diverticulum I can't find the word acalocy and not sure how to spell it. Anyone know?

    He was recently evaluated with an IVP that shows a stone in his right upper pole that appears to be an acalocy diverticulum with the remainder of his collecting system being normal.

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    robo is offline Moderator
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    This info from Dorland's Medical Dictionary may help...
    maybe caliceal diverticulum [?]

    diverticulosis (di·ver·tic·u·loà ‚·sis) the presence of diverticula, particularly of colonic diverticula, in the absence of inflammation. Cf. diverticulitis.

    diverticulum (di·ver·tic·u·lum) pl. diverticula [L. divertere to turn aside] a circumscribed pouch or sac of variable size occurring normally or created by herniation of the lining mucous membrane through a defect in the muscular coat of a tubular organ.

    acquired diverticulum, any diverticulum produced secondarily, mechanically, or by disease.

    allantoic diverticulum, the endodermal sacculation that becomes the allantois; in humans it is an outpouching of the caudal wall of the yolk sac that becomes the urachus and remains throughout life as the median umbilical ligament. Called also allantoic vesicle.

    caliceal diverticulum, calyceal diverticulum, an epithelial-lined cavity in the kidney, situated peripherally to a calix and connected to it by a narrow isthmus, the lining of the cavity being continuous with that of the calix.

    cervical diverticulum, a diverticulum in the neck, such as in the pharynx or esophagus.

    diverticula of colon, colonic diverticula, acquired herniations of the mucosa of the colon through the muscular layers of the bowel wall, which may become inflamed (see diverticulitis).

    false diverticulum, pseudodiverticulum.

    functional diverticulum, a benign radiological entity, in which a diverticulum-like shadow is demonstrated by contrast medium, although subsequent laparotomy shows no sign of any corresponding anomaly.

    ganglion diverticulum, a hernial protrusion of the synovial membrane through a tendon sheath.

    Ganser's diverticulum, multiple pulsion diverticula of the sigmoid flexure.

    giant diverticulum, a large (6–29 cm) air-filled cyst formed following the perforation of a diverticulum as a complication of diverticulitis.

    Graser's diverticulum, false diverticulum of the sigmoid flexure.

    Heister's diverticulum, bulbus superior venae jugularis.

    hepatic diverticulum, one arising from the embryonic duodenum and forming the liver, gallbladder, and bile ducts.

    diverticulum ilei verum, Meckel's d.

    intestinal diverticulum, a pouch or sac formed by hernial protrusion of the mucous membrane through a defect in the muscular coat of the intestine.

    Kirchner's diverticulum, a diverticulum of the eustachian tube.

    laryngeal diverticulum, a diverticulum of the laryngeal mucous membrane.

    Meckel's diverticulum, an occasional sacculation or appendage of the ileum, derived from an unobliterated yolk stalk; called also d. ilei verum.

    metanephric diverticulum, ureteric bud.

    Nuck's diverticulum, processus vaginalis peritonei.

    pancreatic diverticula, two outgrowths or buds from the embryonic duodenum, later forming the pancreas and its ducts.

    Pertik's diverticulum, an unusually deep recessus pharyngeus.

    pharyngoesophageal diverticulum, a diverticulum at the junction of the pharynx and esophagus, at the point of Killian's dehiscence; called also Zenker's d.

    pituitary diverticulum, Rathke's pouch.

    pressure diverticulum, pulsion diverticulum, a sac or pouch formed by hernial protrusion of the mucous membrane through the muscular coat (as of the colon or esophagus) as a result of pressure from within.

    Rokitansky's diverticulum, a traction diverticulum of the esophagus.

    supradiaphragmatic diverticulum, a diverticulum of the esophagus situated just above the diaphragm.

    synovial diverticulum, a hernial protrusion of the synovial membrane of a joint or a tendon sheath.

    thyroid diverticulum, an outpouching of the ventral floor of the embryonic pharynx that becomes the thyroid gland.

    diverticula of trachea, tracheal diverticula, pouches projecting from the trachea.

    traction diverticulum, a localized distortion, angulation, or funnel-shaped bulging of the full thickness of the wall of the esophagus, caused by adhesions resulting from some external lesion.

    vesical diverticulum, diverticulum of the bladder.

    Zenker's diverticulum, pharyngoesophageal d.

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    <div align="left">Perhaps the word, rather than acalosy, would be ankylosed diverticulum. The word ankylos means bent, closed, or stiff. That would seem to describe the nature or appearance of the diverticulum. It's possible to misunderstand the word in taped dictation. </div id="left">


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