Colonic diverticular abscess

Case contributed by Dr Hani Makky ALSALAM


Lower abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female

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.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 13312
Published: 25th Mar 2011
Last edited: 23rd Nov 2019
Tag: colon
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.