Colonic Diverticulosis

  • Alain Weissman
  • Jacques Grellet
  • Michel Clot


Diverticulosis is the most frequent colonic disease today in the Western industrial nations. The sigmoid colon is the segment most frequently affected. The radiologic image generally demonstrates two features: diverticular pouches and distortion of the colonic lumen. Discovery of diverticula confirm the diagnosis. Distortion of the sigmoid lumen, which frequently accompanies diverticular formation, was for a long time and is still sometimes misinterpreted as a sign of diverticulitis.


Diverticular Disease Circular Muscle Double Contrast Colonic Lumen Sessile Polyp 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alain Weissman
    • 1
  • Jacques Grellet
    • 1
  • Michel Clot
    • 2
  1. 1.Service Central de RadiologieGroupe Hospitalier Pitie-SalpétriereParis Cedex 13France
  2. 2.Clinique du CastelEaubonneFrance

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