Acute Inflammatory Diseases

  • Armando Rossi
  • Giorgio Rossi
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Acute inflammatory processes in the peritoneal cavity (peritonitis) and in the subperitoneal spaces are usually caused by direct or lymphatic diffusion of inflammations affecting the abdominal viscera (appendicitis, diverticulitis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis) or the consequences of postsurgical abdominopelvic infections or dehiscence of anastomoses or sutures. Less frequently, sub- or intraperitoneal inflammations can be caused by traumatic or pathologic (gastroduodenal ulcer, intestinal tumors) or iatrogenic (e.g. following transhepatic cholangiography or endoscopy) perforation of the intestinal wall.


Acute Pancreatitis Acute Appendicitis Acute Cholecystitis Comput Assist Acute Diverticulitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Armando Rossi
    • 1
  • Giorgio Rossi
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Radiological SciencesUniversity of ParmaParmaItaly
  2. 2.Local Health Unit (ASL)Hospital of FidenzaFidenza (Pr)Italy

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