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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Outpatient treatment for acute uncomplicated diverticulitis. Conservative treatment of acute colonic diverticulitis: Classifications A proper classification system can improve mutual communication between doctors of different specialties and support clinical decision making.

Hinchey Classification

Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech ; Discussion AD is an increasingly common entity whose management has evolved over time. If they present SIRS or any of the comorbidity factors mentioned above, they are admitted for control observation and treatment. Screening colonoscopy for colorectal cancer in asymptomatic people: Long-term treatment with mesalazine and rifaximin versus rifaximin alone for patients with recurrent attacks of acute diverticulitis of colon.

Epidemiology of perforated colonic diverticular disease. InHinchey et al. How to diagnose acute left-sided colonic diverticulitis: In contrast, opponents account the longer lifespan responsible for more recurrences and complications and thereby a higher cumulative risk of emergency surgery. Of the 21 stage Ia patients Patients with subclinical complaints or recurrent hospital admission should not be considered differently because both groups will fully recover with conservative measures.


Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol ; Are antibiotics beneficial in the treatment of patients with acute uncomplicated diverticulitis? A prospective study of dietary fiber types and symptomatic diverticular disease in men.

Hartmann’s procedure in generalized peritonitis complicating diverticular disease of the colon.

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

In cases of stenosis or recurrent rectal blood loss, it is advisable to perform a colonoscopy to rule out cancer. Esta estrategia, clasifcacion fue publicada por primera vez en 31ha sido fruto de varios estudios.

Diverticular disease of the colon. These new insights resulted in a more individualized and conservative approach to mild diverticular disease, making the extent of subjective complaints even more important [ 2 hiinchey, 12 ].

Hinchey classification of acute diverticulitis | Radiology Reference Article |

Of the patients admitted, five 2. This procedure may relieve symptoms or function as a bridge to elective surgery. In spite of these limitations, we conclude that the mNeff classification, together with clinical data on SIRS and comorbidity, can help to define an effective and safe management protocol for any patient diagnosed with AD.


In recent years, magnetic resonance imaging MRI has gained popularity, because it lacks the ionizing radiation of a CT scan, yet matches its sensitivity and specificity [ 19 ]. Recurrence rates at minimum 5-year follow-up: The original Hinchey classification was based on both clinical and surgical findings. This last group of patients covers mainly those young patients who are incapacitated by recurrent attacks and hospital admissions, which prevent them from having normal working careers and social life.

Int J Colorectal Dis ; To be able to decide on the correct treatment, criteria are needed to create an action protocol for all AD cases once diagnosed.

In Januarythese beneficial effects were confirmed by a randomized controlled trial; the short-term results showed that a laparoscopic approach delivered a significant Of the 52 AD stage Ia patients 8. Routine colonic endoscopic evaluation following resolution of acute diverticulitis: Moreover, none of the classifications seem to sufficiently embrace the entire spectrum of the disease.