Inflammation, Diverticula, Abscess, Drainage, CT, Gastrointestinal tract
D. N. Anderson; Edinburgh/UK
Methods and materials
Data for a one year period,
April 2013 – 14 inclusive,
was collected for all acute colonic diverticulitis admissions from Lothian Surgical Audit (LSA) a prospective surgical database.
The investigative and management pathways for all cases were searched on TRAK (the electronic hospital records and results) and PACS (the radiology picture archiving and communication system).
The radiological and surgical management pathways of all cases were scrutinised and demographic,
intervention and outcome data was collected.
The CRP (mg/L) within 24 hours of admission was recorded for each case.
The cohort of patients was divided into two groups: (1) uncomplicated and (2) complicated disease (diverticulitis with abscess,
perforation or obstruction).