Diverticulitis: a comprehensive review with usual and unusual complications


ONUR M. R. , AKPINAR E. , KARAOSMANOĞLU A. D. , Isayev C., KARÇAALTINCABA M.

INSIGHTS INTO IMAGING, cilt.8, sa.1, ss.19-27, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Derleme
  • Cilt numarası: 8 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s13244-016-0532-3
  • Dergi Adı: INSIGHTS INTO IMAGING
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.19-27

Özet

Diverticulitis is characterized by inflammation of the outpouchings of the bowel wall. Imaging findings of diverticulitis include edematous thickening of the bowel wall with inflammatory changes within the adjacent mesenteric fat. Uncomplicated diverticulitis can be treated conservatively; however, complicated diverticulitis may not be responsive to medical treatment and life-threatening conditions may occur. In this review, we aimed to illustrate the ultrasonography (US) and computed tomography (CT) features of diverticulitis and its complications including perforation, phlegmon, abscess, ascending septic thrombophlebitis (phylephlebitis), bleeding, intestinal obstruction, and fistula.