Segmental colitis associated with diverticulosis: a clinical entity to know and to look for

Segmental colitis associated with diverticulosis: a clinical entity to know and to look for

Authors

  • Carolina Tomba U.O. Gastroenterologia 2 Centro per la Prevenzione e Diagnosi della Malattia Celiaca Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Via F.Sforza 35 Milano
  • Luca Elli U.O. Gastroenterologia 2 Centro per la Prevenzione e Diagnosi della Malattia Celiaca Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Via F.Sforza 35 Milano

Keywords:

segmental colitis, diverticulosis

Abstract

Patients with diverticulosis may develop inflammatory manifestations with segmentary involvement  of the colon (segmental colitis associated with diverticulosis, SCAD), an often underestimated clinical condition. We observed the case of a 59 year-old man who presented with abdominal pain, change in bowel habit and hematochezia. Endoscopic and histological evaluation showed features suggestive for SCAD. Medical therapy has been confirmed successful in this patient.

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01-09-2013

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CASE REPORTS

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Segmental colitis associated with diverticulosis: a clinical entity to know and to look for. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2013 Sep. 1 [cited 2024 Apr. 12];84(2):159-61. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/2812