Development and usefulness of the new endoscopic classification: DICA

Development and usefulness of the new endoscopic classification: DICA

Authors

  • Ginevra Cambiè Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Alessandra Violi Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Chiara Miraglia Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Alberto Barchi Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Antonio Nouvenne Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Mario Capasso Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Gioacchino Leandro National Institute of Gastroenterology “S. De Bellis” Research Hospital, Castellana Grotte, Italy
  • Tiziana Meschi Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Gian Luigi de' Angelis Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Francesco Di Mario Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy

Keywords:

DICA classification, diverticular disease, endoscopy, colonoscopy, colonic diverticulosis, diverticulitis

Abstract

Colonic Diverticulosis is one of the most common anatomical findings during colonoscopy. This condition has 60% incidence in the population over 60 years old. About 20% of patients will develop Diverticular Disease, and 5% of them will evolve into Diverticulitis. Until the last years there weren’t any approaches for the endoscopic classification of this pathology. In 2013, in Florence, the first endoscopic classification was developed: DICA (Diverticular Inflammation and Complication Assessment). The aim of this article is to focus on the process of the development and the validation of the classification by the pool of gastroenterology experts, and, as well, its usefulness during the clinical practice.

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Published

17-12-2018

How to Cite

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Development and usefulness of the new endoscopic classification: DICA. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2018 Dec. 17 [cited 2024 Jun. 21];89(9-S):113-8. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/7922

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