A 40 years old male presents with altered bowel habit and mild abdominal pain. Fluoroscopy image is shown below. What is the diagnosis (Also see colour pages) –
A. Ileocecal TB
B. Crohn’s disease
C. Sigmoid diverticulitis
D. Ulcerative colitis
Answer- C. Sigmoid diverticulitis
- The given image is showing multiple diverticula (yellow arrow head) in sigmoid colon. Patients with diverticulitis usually complain of left lower quadrant abdominal, pain which my radiate to the suprapubic area left groin, or back.
- Diverticulitis obviously presents in a variety of ways with a broad spectrum of severity, from a single episode of mild self-limited disease, to repeated episodes that respond to antibiotics, to fulminant complicated disease characterized by life-threatening sepsis.