Acute diverticulitis

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Abdominal pain in the left iliac fossa. Pain has been ongoing for days.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female

CT abdomen and pelvis

The colon has multiple diverticula in the sigmoid and descending portions, with changes in attenuation of the adjacent fat, without showing collections. 

Liver size is normal without focal lesions. Pancreas, spleen, and adrenal glands are normal. The left kidney has multiple areas of parenchymal thinning and is decreased in size. Small duodenal diverticulum.

Case Discussion

This case shows an uncomplicated acute diverticulitis. The Hinchey classification is useful to categorize a diverticulitis.

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Case information

rID: 34183
Published: 11th Feb 2015
Last edited: 25th Sep 2017
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