AccessMedicine's Image of the Week: Diverticulitis on CT Abdomen

From: Introduction to Diagnostic Radiology

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Acute diverticulitis. Notice several diverticula of the sigmoid colon as small round outpouchings (white arrows). These alone would be simply diverticulosis, but notice within the left lower quadrant, the extensive pericolonic fat stranding and wall thickening of that segment of colon (black arrows) consistent with acute diverticulitis.

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Julie Grishaw, ACNP

Senior Editor, McGraw-Hill Education