Colonic diverticulosis

Case contributed by Dr Balint Botz

Presentation

Hypertension, type 2 diabetes, screening abdominal ultrasound

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

A subtle, localized increase of wall thickness is visible in the left hemi-colon. Several thin-walled, air-filled outpouchings are also visible, an example of which is shown in the cine loop.

Case Discussion

The case demonstrates uncomplicated diverticulosis, which can be in ideal circumstances readily visualized by US, especially if patient anatomy allows the use of high frequency linear array probe. Subsequent colonoscopy verified diverticulosis, without further pathology. 

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Case information

rID: 60016
Published: 3rd May 2018
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: University of Pécs

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