Colonic diverticulosis

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete

Presentation

Diffuse abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

CT scans obtained with oral contrast material shows multiple diverticula arising from the recto sigmoid and descending colon

Case Discussion

Diverticula usually occur adjacent to the vasa recta, the small vessels that extend into the submucosa, because these are the weakest areas of the colonic wall. Therefore, diverticula usually occur on the mesenteric side of the colon.
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Case Information

rID: 22934
Case created: 5th May 2013
Last edited: 13th Oct 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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