Acute diverticulitis of the terminal ileum: Ultrasonography and CT findings

Jewon Jeong, Seong Sook Hong, Jiyoung Hwang, Hyun Joo Kim, Yun Woo Chang

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Abstract

We describe a rare case of terminal ileal diverticulitis in a 68-year-old female with a day of history of right lower quadrant pain and tenderness, mimicking acute appendicitis. Ultrasonography revealed small sac-like out-pouching lesions with increased echogenicity of surrounding fat in thickened terminal ileum, suggesting inflamed diverticula. We diagnosed terminal ileal diverticulitis primarily by ultrasonography. The diagnosis was confrmed by subsequent computed tomography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-77
Number of pages4
JournalUltrasonography
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 27 Oct 2014

Keywords

  • Diverticulitis
  • Ileum
  • Tomography
  • Ultrasonography
  • X-ray computed

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