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Diverticulitis

Case contributed by Dr Hein Els

Presentation

Left iliac fossa pain with elevated CRP and white cell count.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

Targeted ultrasound

Sigmoid colon diverticulum with surrounding echogenic fat and a sliver of hypoechoic fluid. The sigmoid wall at the site of inflammatory fat is thickened, measuring up to 0.7cm. No fluid collection. 

Case Discussion

Combination of findings and the clinical picture are consistent with acute diverticulitis involving the sigmoid colon

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Case information

rID: 58866
Published: 9th Mar 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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