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Chronic diverticulitis: clinical, radiographic, and pathologic findings.
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PMID:  18647926     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study is to present a series of 14 patients with chronic diverticulitis on barium enema examinations and to correlate the radiographic findings with the clinical and pathologic findings in these patients.
CONCLUSION: Chronic diverticulitis is a distinct pathologic entity characterized by the frequent development of chronic obstructive symptoms and abdominal pain rather than the classic clinical findings of acute sigmoid diverticulitis. Barium enema examinations usually reveal a relatively long segment of circumferential narrowing in the sigmoid colon with a spiculated contour and tapered margins, sometimes associated with retrograde obstruction. Our experience suggests that chronic diverticulitis can often be diagnosed on the basis of the characteristic clinical and radiographic findings in these patients.
Laura Sheiman; Marc S Levine; Alicia A Levin; Jonathan Hogan; Stephen E Rubesin; Emma E Furth; Igor Laufer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  191     ISSN:  1546-3141     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-23     Completed Date:  2008-08-26     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  522-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Barium Sulfate / diagnostic use
Chronic Disease
Contrast Media
Diatrizoate / diagnostic use
Diatrizoate Meglumine / diagnostic use
Diverticulitis / pathology,  radiography*,  surgery
Intestinal Diseases / pathology,  radiography*,  surgery
Iohexol / diagnostic use
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 117-96-4/Diatrizoate; 131-49-7/Diatrizoate Meglumine; 66108-95-0/Iohexol; 7727-43-7/Barium Sulfate

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