Diverticulitis

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete

Presentation

Abdominal pain

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female
CT

CT abdomen and pelvis

There is increased density of the pericolic fat in relation to multiple diverticula at proximal sigmoid and distal descending colon. Posteromedially, there is a 2 cm extraluminal gas with some further peripheral fat stranding. It appears to displace the bowel lumen anterolaterally and likely represents a contained perforation. Alternatively it may represent a particularly large diverticulum. No collections and no free intra-abdominal gas. 

Case Discussion

Images consistent with an acute diverticulitis.

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Case information

rID: 23115
Published: 23rd May 2013
Last edited: 26th Feb 2020
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