Colonic diverticulitis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Left-sided abdominal pain for the last few days. No fever/ bowel disturbance.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

There is an outpouching from the colon in the left iliac fossa region. There is an acoustic shadowing due to the presence of gas. The colon shows non-circumferential thickening. Pericolonic fat shows significant edema. There is no abscess formation.

There are two diverticuli proximal to the above-mentioned lesion. However, there is no diverticulitis at these levels.

The rest of the abdominal ultrasound was normal.

Case Discussion

The case shows colonic diverticulosis with diverticulitis involving one of them.

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