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Medical Term:

perisigmoiditis

Pronunciation: per'i-sig'moy-di'tis

Definition

Inflammation of the connective tissues surrounding the sigmoid flexure, giving rise to symptoms, referable to the left iliac fossa, similar to those of perityphlitis in the right iliac fossa.

Synonym(s): pericolitis sinistra

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