Imaging of colonic diverticular disease

Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Michael Jesse Snyder

Abstract

Diverticular disease affects approximately two thirds of the population over the age of 70. While only a small fraction of these patients will develop diverticulitis, adequate radiological evaluation of diverticulitis and its complications is imperative in determining proper medical and surgical treatment. Clinical examination and laboratory tests alone have been found to be inaccurate in defining many aspects of the disease in up to 60% of cases. Over the past 30 years, contrast enema, computed tomography, and ultrasound have all been used extensively to diagnose the complications of diverticular disease. More recently, magnetic resonance imaging has been studied in patients with complicated diverticulitis. This article reviews the use of these different radiological modalities in diagnosing acute colonic diverticulitis and its complications.

References

Nov 1, 1992·Diseases of the Colon and Rectum·W B SchwerkM Rothmund
Nov 1, 1991·International Journal of Colorectal Disease·K M HiltunenM Matikainen
Jun 1, 1990·AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology·S R Wilson, A Toi
May 1, 1988·Radiology·R B JeffreyR R Townsend
Mar 1, 1987·AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology·C D JohnsonW M Thompson
Oct 1, 1986·Diseases of the Colon and Rectum·S D Wexner, T Dailey
Jun 29, 1985·British Medical Journal·S FieldA E Scourfield
Jan 1, 1985·The Journal of Emergency Medicine·P E Doris, R W Strauss
Feb 1, 1984·Diseases of the Colon and Rectum·L GottesmanW A Wichern
Jun 1, 1984·Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography·S M GoldmanS S Siegelman
Jul 1, 1984·Clinical Radiology·M W HaywardC J Roberts
Aug 1, 1984·Radiology·D H HulnickM A Bosniak
May 1, 1981·AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology·A C FleischerA E James
Jun 1, 1983·Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography·J M Lieberman, J R Haaga
May 1, 1993·The British Journal of Surgery·R F McKeeZ H Krukowski
Mar 1, 1997·AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology·L IncesuF Bernay
Sep 1, 1997·Abdominal Imaging·M D RossmannP E Thorpe
Feb 11, 1998·AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology·B A Birnbaum, R B Jeffrey
May 9, 1998·AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology·A Y KimAlec J Megibow
Aug 7, 1998·AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology·T B WhiteC E Ives
Aug 26, 1998·Diseases of the Colon and Rectum·M L Brengman, D P Otchy
Mar 4, 1999·AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology·H J JangM H Choi
Aug 25, 1999·European Radiology·S M Williams, D J Nolan
Sep 24, 1999·Radiologic Clinics of North America·P M RaoR A Novelline
Mar 15, 2000·Radiographics : a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc·K M HortonE K Fishman
Sep 23, 2000·AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology·A HollerwegerN Gritzmann
Jan 24, 2002·Magnetic Resonance Imaging·J T HeverhagenK J Klose

Citations

Nov 20, 2008·Colorectal Disease : the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland·P F RidgwayK Mealy
Nov 26, 2013·The Surgical Clinics of North America·Jason Sperry, Mitchell Jay Cohen
Jun 25, 2009·Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics·Antonio Tursi, S Papagrigoriadis
Oct 17, 2007·The British Journal of Surgery·D J HumesR C Spiller
Jan 27, 2012·Neurogastroenterology and Motility : the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society·D J HumesR C Spiller
Jan 16, 2015·Radiographics : a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc·Derek Muradali, Deborah R Goldberg
Sep 26, 2013·Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine : Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine·Nabil HelouReem S Abu-Rustum
Feb 14, 2020·Pediatric Radiology·Sucari S C VlokRichard D Pitcher
Dec 7, 2016·World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG·Renáta BorZoltán Szepes
Jan 8, 2020·International Journal of Molecular Sciences·Alex N FrickensteinLacey R McNally
Feb 5, 2020·Current Medical Imaging Reviews·Erdem YilmazNermin Tuncbilek
Feb 4, 2021·RöFo : Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin·Simone MeyerKristina Imeen Ringe

Related Concepts

Trending Feeds

COVID-19

Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.

Hereditary Sensory Autonomic Neuropathy

Hereditary Sensory Autonomic Neuropathies are a group of inherited neurodegenerative disorders characterized clinically by loss of sensation and autonomic dysfunction. Here is the latest research on these neuropathies.

Glut1 Deficiency

Glut1 deficiency, an autosomal dominant, genetic metabolic disorder associated with a deficiency of GLUT1, the protein that transports glucose across the blood brain barrier, is characterized by mental and motor developmental delays and infantile seizures. Follow the latest research on Glut1 deficiency with this feed.

Regulation of Vocal-Motor Plasticity

Dopaminergic projections to the basal ganglia and nucleus accumbens shape the learning and plasticity of motivated behaviors across species including the regulation of vocal-motor plasticity and performance in songbirds. Discover the latest research on the regulation of vocal-motor plasticity here.

Neural Activity: Imaging

Imaging of neural activity in vivo has developed rapidly recently with the advancement of fluorescence microscopy, including new applications using miniaturized microscopes (miniscopes). This feed follows the progress in this growing field.

Nodding Syndrome

Nodding Syndrome is a neurological and epileptiform disorder characterized by psychomotor, mental, and growth retardation. Discover the latest research on Nodding Syndrome here.

LRRK2 & Microtubules

Mutations in the LRRK2 gene are risk-factors for developing Parkinson’s disease (PD). LRRK2 mutations in PD have been shown to enhance its association with microtubules. Here is the latest research.

Related Papers

Radiologic Clinics of North America
D D MaglinteJohn C Lappas
Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Varun PuriRobert J Fitzgibbons
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Milton T Smith, Roy K H Wong
© 2021 Meta ULC. All rights reserved