Acute Colonic Diverticulitis and Diverticulosis
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.
KeywordsPelvic Inflammatory Disease Marfan Syndrome Colonic Wall Acute Diverticulitis Ischaemic Colitis
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