Diverticular disease

Case contributed by Dr Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz

Presentation

Lower abdominal pain and altered bowel habit

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male
Fluoroscopy

Multiple small contrast filled outpouchings are seen arising from sigmoid and descending colons representing diverticula.

Case Discussion

Presence of multiple diverticula within the bowel is termed diverticulosis whereas inflammation of the diverticula is termed diverticulitis. Diverticular disease is the overarching term for all pathology related to the presence of diverticula in the bowel, usually the colon.

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Case information

rID: 60381
Published: 20th May 2018
Last edited: 20th May 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Liaquat National Hospital

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