Acute right sided diverticulitis

Case contributed by Dr Servet Kahveci


Right lower quadrant pain with elevated white cell count.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Ascending colon diverticulosis with edematous wall thickening and surrounding echogenic fat, consistent with acute diverticulitis.

Ascending colon diverticulosis with colonic wall thickening and pericolic stranding consistent with acute diverticulitis.

Annotated image

Ascending colon diverticulosis (white arrows) with edematous wall thickening (red arrows), surrounding echogenic fat, consistent with acute diverticulitis.

Note the adjacent normal colonic wall (yellow arrow).

Case Discussion

Diverticulitis is a complication of diverticulosis and is a result of obstruction of the neck of the diverticulum. It is usually seen in the left colon but may also be seen in other colon segments.

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Case information

rID: 65249
Published: 6th Jan 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Sevgi Private Hospital

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