Colon diverticulosis

Case contributed by Shervin Sharifkashani


Chronic vague abdominal pain, intermittent nausea, and tenesmus.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female

Multiple diverticula in the distal segment of the transverse colon, all segments of descending colon, and the sigmoid colon are seen. Renal pelvic calculus coronal width up to 20 x 18 mm in the left kidney is also seen.

Case Discussion

The case illustrates non-contrast MDCT features of the colonic diverticulosis in descending and sigmoid colon without obvious evidence of secondary infection. The major complications of colonic diverticulosis are the infection and/or perforation and local abscess formation.

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