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Abdomen, Colon, Oncology, CT-High Resolution, MR, MR-Diffusion/Perfusion, Diagnostic procedure, Inflammation, Cancer, Neoplasia
J. P. León Salinas, C. La Parra Casado, A. A. LLAVATA SOLAZ, E. Taberner López, P. Montesinos, S. P. Gallegos Espinoza; Alzira (Valencia)/ES
Individuals living in industrialized countries face an approximately 60% risk of developing colon diverticula (1).
Acute diverticulitis is one of the causes of hospitalization,
affecting up to 25% of patients with diverticulosis (2,
The assessment and management of acute diverticulitis have evolved steadily in recent decades.
There has recently been a significant increase in the use of CT to confirm the acute diverticulitis diagnosis,
with a trend toward conservative treatment over surgical resection (4,
Surgery is commonly reserved for cases of Hinchey III/IV diverticulitis,
with free perforation,
and repeated episodes or chronic symptomatology.
Thanks to the use of image-guided drainage and broad-spectrum antibiotics,
most patients with pelvic abscesses do not require immediate surgical intervention.