Acute Colonic Diverticulitis and Diverticulosis

  • Norbert Gritzmann
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Sonography can be used as primary diagnostic method in the painful left lower quadrant. Experienced investigators can diagnose acute diverticulitis in more than 90 %. In unclear cases or when complications are suspected, CT should be performed. Sonography can diagnose most differential diagnosis of the painful left lower quadrant as colitis, appenagitis, or hematomas.


Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Marfan Syndrome Colonic Wall Acute Diverticulitis Ischaemic Colitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gruppenpraxis für RadiologieViennaAustria

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