Diverticulitis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Left lower quadrant pain.

Patient Data

Age: 37
Gender: Female
CT

CT Abdomen and pelvis

A left colon diverticulum is surrounded by fat stranding associated with a small amount of free fluid along the lateroconal fascia. There is also a fatty liver.

The remainder of the exam is unremarkable. 

Case Discussion

Diverticulitis is a common cause of abdominal pain in patients presenting to the emergency department. This case illustrates a non complicated diverticulitis, managed clinically.  

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Case information

rID: 39843
Case created: 23rd Sep 2015
Last edited: 10th Oct 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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