Role of computed tomography in diverticulitis

Bharat Raval, Neela Lamki, Edward St Ville

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Abstract

Fourteen patients with diverticulitis who were clinically believed to require radiologic investigation form the basis of this report. An inflammatory mass (in = 10) or abscess (n = 2) were reliable findings on computed tomography. Other signs encountered were abnormal density of pericolic fat, thickening of colonic wall, and narrowing of the lumen of the colonic wall. Colovesical fistulas, all of which were suspected clinically, occurred in three patients. Computed tomography should be performed with administration of rectal contrast medium to demonstrate the origin of inflammation from the colon, assess pericolic extent, and confirm colovesical fistula.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-150
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Computed Tomography
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987

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Intestinal Fistula
Diverticulitis
Tomography
Rectal Administration
Contrast media
Oils and fats
Abscess
Contrast Media
Colon
Fats
Inflammation

Keywords

  • Colon inflammation
  • Computed tomography
  • Diverticulitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Role of computed tomography in diverticulitis. / Raval, Bharat; Lamki, Neela; Ville, Edward St.

In: Journal of Computed Tomography, Vol. 11, No. 2, 1987, p. 144-150.

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Raval, Bharat ; Lamki, Neela ; Ville, Edward St. / Role of computed tomography in diverticulitis. In: Journal of Computed Tomography. 1987 ; Vol. 11, No. 2. pp. 144-150.
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