Emergency #24 – Flashcard

A 43-year-old man with inflammation and lower abdominal pain:

What do you see?

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* Inflammatory wall thickening of the sigmoid colon.
* Multiple diverticula, but one enlarged with thickened enhancing wall (arrow).
* Surrounding haziness of the mesosigmoid fat.
* Peritoneal accentuation

Typical image of diverticulitis, in a typical location with typical presentation

Teaching point

Look for signs of perforation or abscess formation

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