Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Abdominal Imaging - Case Report

Perforated ileal diverticulitis: CT findings

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Department of Radiology, Başkent University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Radiology, Başkent University School of Medicine, Konya, Turkey

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From the Departments of Radiology, Başkent University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Surgery, Başkent University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Diagn Interv Radiol 2007; 13: 188-189
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Abstract

Diverticulosis of the ileum is very uncommon. The differential diagnosis for any inflammatory process in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen includes appendicitis, Crohn's disease, and other infectious and inflammatory conditions of the terminal ileum and cecum. Diagnosis of small bowel diverticulitis is based on radiological findings, and computed tomography is the method of choice to demonstrate mural changes and the mesenteric extent of the inflammation. Preoperative knowledge of this condition may influence surgical and medical management.

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