Sigmoid diverticulitis (MRI)

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Left lower abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male
  • T2FS sequence shows increased signal in a short segment of sigmoid colon as well as increased signal in the perisigmoid mesenteries, compatible with inflammatory change
    • the signal change is centered around an ovoid signal void, compatible with a diverticulum
  • T1W sequence shows sigmoid and perisigmoid inflammatory changes (e.g. hypointense stranding) with better delineation of the diverticulum than on the T2FS sequence
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Case information

rID: 15778
Published: 7th Nov 2011
Last edited: 7th Oct 2015
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