Antibiotics have been the mainstay of therapy for most patients with Patients with clinically mild diverticulitis, typically with Hinchey stage 0. Acute left sided colonic diverticulitis is one of the most common clinical conditions encountered by surgeons in acute setting. A World Society of. Introduction: Acute diverticulitis (AD) is increasingly seen in Emergency services. The application of a reliable classification is vital for its safe and effective management. The Hinchey system is a surgical classification and as such it is not.

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How to diagnose acute left-sided colonic diverticulitis: Outcomes of percutaneous drainage without surgery for patients with diverticular abscess.

Therefore, episodes were treated according to the management protocol Table III.

We thank the staff of the General Surgery Service who made it possible to apply clasidicacion AD management protocol at our center, the staff at the Radiology Service for their help in implementing the mNeff classification, and the Home Hospitalization team. Results of the DIVA trial.

Review of current classifications for diverticular disease and a translation into clinical practice

AD is an increasingly common entity whose management has evolved over time. A year experience with non-operative treatment.

The presumptive diagnosis of AD can be made on the basis of a clinical history and physical examination. A prospective study of dietary fiber types and symptomatic diverticular disease in men.


Dig Dis Sci ; A colonoscopy is indicated when there is doubt about cancer, persisting or recurrent complaints in the left lower quadrant, and suspicion of a stenosis or recurrent blood loss.

Of the AD stage 0, Clinical episodes are characterized by focus on more objective signs, like raised infectious parameters in laboratory tests and typical findings on CT scan or colonoscopy [ 1 ]. Clasivicacion were placed in three of the patients treated with antibiotics, with a good response.

Hinchey Classification

Safety and efficiency of ambulatory treatment of acute diverticulitis. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. However, if it is not contained it leads to faecal contamination of the peritoneal cavity faecal peritonitis which is often fatal.

Laparoscopic peritoneal lavage or resection for purulent peritonitis and Hartmann’s procedure or resection with primary anastomosis for purulent or faecal peritonitis in perforated diverticulitis NTR In this classification, complications are certified by severity and therapeutic options. KlarenbeekNiels de KorteDonald L.

Recurrent episodes usually follow a benign course and risks of complications are low. As our understanding of the pathophysiology of AD increases, we will be able to propose clasififacion advances in its management, such as conservative treatment of stage IV, or we might go even further and modify the management of uncomplicated AD, treating it with anti-inflammatory drugs alone 18,19, Laparoscopic versus open sigmoid resection for uncomplicated diverticulitis.

Laparoscopic peritoneal lavage for generalized peritonitis due to perforated diverticulitis. In this study we describe our experience with the application of a management protocol for AD which uses the mNeff radiological classification in combination with clinical criteria of comorbidity and SIRS, in order to be able to apply the most appropriate treatment in each case. Complications of colonic diverticular disease.


Nuevas tendencias en el manejo de la diverticulitis y la enfermedad diverticular del colon

Moderate cases of diverticular disease, such as phlegmon or small abscesses, can be treated conservatively. Therefore, elective sigmoid resections should be restricted for use in treating complicated disease, such as symptomatic stenosis, fistulas to a hollow organ, or recurrent diverticular bleeding. After reviewing classifications such as the Ambrosetti and the modified Hinchey systems 3,7,8we decided to use the mNeff classification 11,15 Table Ia radiology-based classification that distinguishes between six grades of AD and predicts its severity.

A second analysis using manual cross reference diverticulotis of the bibliographies of relevant articles located studies not found in the first search.

Hinchey Classification – Wikipedia

A total of episodes of AD were considered: Outpatient treatment of uncomplicated diverticulitis: In the near future, the prescription of Mesalazine might be added to this preventive strategy. Each classification accentuates different aspects of diverticular disease, creating its own strength and limitation. Of the 34 stage IV patients 5.

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