The Management of Complicated Diverticulitis and the Role of Computed Tomography

  title={The Management of Complicated Diverticulitis and the Role of Computed Tomography},
  author={Andreas M. Kaiser and J K Jiang and Jeffrey P. Lake and Glenn Ault and Avo Artinyan and Claudia Gonzalez-Ruiz and Rahila Essani and Robert W. Beart},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
PURPOSE:Acute diverticulitis is a disease with a wide clinical spectrum, ranging from a phlegmon (stage Ia), to localized abscesses (stages Ib and II), to free perforation with purulent (stage III) or feculent peritonitis (stage IV). While there is little debate about the best treatment for mild episodes and/or very severe episodes, uncertainty persists about the optimal management for intermediate stages (Ib and II). The aim of our study was therefore to define the role of computed tomography… CONTINUE READING
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