The modified Hinchey classification is based on CT scan findings and is used to categorize diverticulitis, as well as help to guide appropriate. The modified Hinchey classification is based on computed tomography scan findings and is used to categorize diverticulitis, as well as help to guide appropriate. Clinical staging by Hinchey’s classification is based on computed tomography findings and directed toward selection of the proper surgical procedure when.

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Although diverticular disease is more common among elderly patients, a dramatic rise of its incidence is seen in the younger age groups [ 2 ]. Diverticular disease of the sigmoid colon prevails in Western society.

A total of nine classifications and modified classifications for diverticular disease were collected. Large abscesses C1 and perforated disease C4 are severe complications, but also massive diverticular C3 diverticulitiw and total bowel obstruction C2 are entitled to acute interventions.

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The pouches diverticula occur where there is a gap between or weakness within the muscle fibres of the bowel wall, classically at sites of vessel protrusion into the wall. Obesity increases the risks of diverticulitis and diverticular bleeding. For instance, impaired passage of a stool is suggestive for a stenosis, in which a colonoscopy can differentiate between post-diverticulitis stenosis or cancer; diverticular bleeding is the most common cause of recurrent rectal blood loss, but again cancer should be ruled out by a colonoscopy; and pneumaturia hincyey pathognomic for a colovesical fistula, usually a CT scan will reveal its pathway.

Hughes classification Hughes et al. Acute left colonic diverticulitis—compared performance of computed tomography and water-soluble contrast enema: Furthermore, a dievrticulitis peritonitis is only diagnosed by ginchey examination.


Hinchey classification for diverticulitis – WikEM

In most classifications, post-inflammatory changes like stenosis or fistulas are not included. Despite modifications proposed by multiple authors, the traditional classification is still widely used. KlarenbeekNiels de KorteDonald L.

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Hinchey Classification

Laparoscopic versus open sigmoid resection for diverticular disease: Prospective evaluation of the value of magnetic resonance imaging in suspected acute sigmoid diverticulitis. Furthermore, conservative management of recurrent non-perforated diverticulitis is associated with low rates of morbidity and mortality. Same hospitalization resection for acute diverticulitis.

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Also, the possibility of direct percutaneous drainage makes it a valuable attribute in the treatment of complicated diverticular disease [ 16 ]. 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. In most publications, the results of a clinical study on imaging or treatment modalities are described, and rarely the proposal of a new classification system.

The proposed three-stage model provides a renewed and comprehensive classification system for diverticular disease, incorporating up-to-date imaging and future treatment modalities.

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

However, if it is not contained it leads to faecal contamination of the peritoneal cavity faecal peritonitis which is often fatal. A CT scan is often mandatory in uncovering its cause and confirming the absolute indication for surgery. Hence, inSher et al.

To current date, the availability of the MRI and experienced radiologists are divreticulitis limited and therefore not suitable for routine use. Laparoscopic peritoneal lavage for generalized peritonitis due to perforated diverticulitis.


Hinchey classification of acute diverticulitis | Radiology Reference Article |

Several retrospective series after laparoscopic sigmoid resections suggested improvements in minor complication rates, earlier resumption of food, and shorter hospital stay [ 36 — 38 ]. One must consider that a large number of patients with complaints of pain in the left lower quadrant, fever, and soiling are probably out of clinical sight, consulting only their general practitioner.

The planning of an elective operation makes it possible to do a proper preoperative work-up to prevent unwelcome surprises during surgery. Practice parameters for the treatment of sigmoid diverticulitis—supporting documentation. The relationship of obesity to the complications of diverticular disease.

Complications such as stenosis, fistula, or recurrent diverticular bleeding are clear indications for an elective sigmoid resection, but also the prevention of perforated diverticulitis by performing an elective sigmoid resection has been standard policy for several decades.

The wide use of CT scans initiated modifications to the Hinchey classification, but also several new radiological classifications for diverticular disease were developed.

Treatment options for mild disease, associated abscesses, perforations, bleeding, and post-inflammatory complications are discussed separately. Consequently, the aim of this review is not to add another modification or new classification, but to combine hnichey existing classifications and make a comprehensive translation of the findings for use in daily clinical practice.

Is there a need for another classification? Methods This article reviews all current classifications for diverticular disease.