Diverticular abscess


A known case of multiple myeloma presented with abdominal pain and fever. Examination revealed left iliac fossa mass, guarding and tenderness.

Patient Data

Age: 61-year-old
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Large ill defined lesion containing air and fluid is seen in the left lumber and left iliac fossa regions displacing  the surrounding bowel loops associated with adjacent bowel loop wall thickening and smudged mesenteric fat planes. Evidence of sigmoid colon diverticulosis is also  noted.

Case Discussion

Diverticular abscess formation is one of the recognized complications of diverticulitis which occurs in 30% of patients. 

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Case Information

rID: 46155
Case created: 23rd Jun 2016
Last edited: 10th Aug 2016
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