Colonic diverticular abscess

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

Presentation

70 year old female patient presented with lower abdominal pain

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

There is a rounded, peripherally enhancing collection in the pelvis, with surrounding inflammatory stranding, appears in close proximity to the sigmoid colon, which demonstrates extensive diverticular disease. The collection contains gas and demonstrates a small air/fluid level. 

Diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver. 

Bilateral renal cysts, more on the right. 

Interpretation: Findings are consistent with sigmoid diverticulitis with abscess formation. 

Case Discussion

Colonic diverticular abscess.

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Case Information

rID: 13312
Case created: 25th Mar 2011
Last edited: 2nd Sep 2015
Tag: colon
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