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Acute Diverticulitis

  • Massimo Sartelli
  • Fausto Catena
  • Salomone Di Saverio
  • Federico Coccolini
  • Luca Ansaloni
Chapter
Part of the Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma book series (HTACST)

Abstract

Computed tomography (CT) imaging is now the gold standard in the diagnosis and staging of patients with acute diverticulitis.

The utility of CT imaging in studying acute diverticulitis can go beyond accurate diagnosis of diverticulitis; CT imaging can show the grade of severity and drive treatment planning of patients with acute diverticulitis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Massimo Sartelli
    • 1
  • Fausto Catena
    • 2
  • Salomone Di Saverio
    • 3
  • Federico Coccolini
    • 4
  • Luca Ansaloni
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryMacerata HospitalMacerataItaly
  2. 2.Emergency and Trauma Surgery Ospedale Maggiore di Parma Emergency and Trauma Surgery, ParmaParmaItaly
  3. 3.Cambridge Colorectal UnitCambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Addenbrooke’s HospitalCambridgeUK
  4. 4.General, Emergency and Trauma Surgery DepartmentBufalini HospitalCesenaItaly

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