Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Left lower quadrant pain.

Patient Data

Age: 37
Gender: Female

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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