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Acute left colonic diverticulitis--compared performance of computed tomography and water-soluble contrast enema: prospective evaluation of 420 patients

Published inDiseases of the colon & rectum, vol. 43, no. 10, p. 1363-1367
Publication date2000
Abstract

The most valuable radiologic examination to be done initially when acute left colonic diverticulitis is suspected is still a matter of controversy. This study compares the performance between water-soluble contrast enema and computed tomography.

Keywords
  • Abscess/diagnosis
  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Contrast Media
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Diverticulitis, Colonic/diagnosis/microbiology
  • Enema
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Citation (ISO format)
AMBROSETTI, Patrick et al. Acute left colonic diverticulitis--compared performance of computed tomography and water-soluble contrast enema: prospective evaluation of 420 patients. In: Diseases of the colon & rectum, 2000, vol. 43, n° 10, p. 1363–1367. doi: 10.1007/BF02236631
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