Advertisement

Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

, Volume 44, Issue 11, pp 1711–1713 | Cite as

Sigmoid diverticulitis presenting as a lower extremity abscess

Report of a case
  • Jeffrey Chankowsky
  • Pierre Dupuis
  • Philip H. Gordon
Case Reports
  • 23 Downloads

Key words

Diverticulitis Lower extremity abscess 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Rotstein OD, Pruett TL, Simmons RL. Thigh abscess: an uncommon presentation of intraabdominal sepsis. Am J Surg 1986;151:414–8.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Lorimer JW, Eldus LB. Invasive clostridium septicum infection in association with colorectal carcinoma. Can J Surg 1994;37:245–9.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Haiart DC, Stevenson P, Hartley RC. Leg pain: an uncommon presentation of perforated diverticular disease. J R Coll Surg Edinb 1989;34:17–20.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Fiss TW, Citgay OS, Miele AJ, Twigg HL. Perforated viscus presenting with gas in the soft tissues (subcutaneous emphysema). Am J Roentgenol Radium Ther Nucl Med 1975;125:226–33.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Terry JH. Unusual cases of perforated diverticulitis of the colon. J Fla Med Assoc 1990;77:814–6.PubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey Chankowsky
    • 1
  • Pierre Dupuis
    • 2
  • Philip H. Gordon
    • 3
  1. 1.From the Department of Diagnostic Radiologythe Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital and McGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedicsthe Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital and McGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  3. 3.Department of Colorectal Surgerythe Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital and McGill UniversityMontrealCanada

Personalised recommendations