Acute diverticulitis with localized perforation

Case contributed by Andrew Dixon


Left sided abdominal pain and fever.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

Circumferential wall thickening of the sigmoid colon with prominent surrounding inflammatory stranding and multiple diverticulae. At the left aspect of this segment there is a focal 2cm collection containing fluid and multiple locules of gas consistent with localized perforation. 

Case Discussion

Acute sigmoid colon diverticulitis complicated by localized perforation. 

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