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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Hinchey Classification

An individual approach, weighing symptoms and peri-operative risks on a case by case basis, seems the most appropriate policy [ 3435 ]. Treatment of perforated diverticular disease of the colon. There are several complications that can arise from diverticulitis, and one of the more serious complications of this is perforation of the bowel.

Table 6 Proposed classification.

Subcategories could be defined by taking the radiological findings into account. In one modification, the Stage I has been divided into Ia — Phlegmon and Ib — Confined to pericolic or mesenteric abscess. The wide spectrum of diverticular disease warrants a differentiated approach to the different manifestations. When a general peritonitis is suspected on physical examination, confirmed by CT scan, surgical intervention is warranted.

Hinchey classification [ 3 ] Modified Hinchey classification by Sher et al.

Hinchey classification for diverticulitis – WikEM

British Journal of Surgery 1January French multicentre prospective observational study of laparoscopic versus open colectomy for sigmoid diverticular disease. An extensive literature analysis was performed using the PubMed database.


The relationship of obesity to the complications of diverticular disease. McDermott FD et al.

Laparoscopic versus open sigmoid resection for diverticular disease: A total diverticulitiw nine classifications and modified classifications for diverticular disease were collected. These aspects make it probably the most useful classification in clinical practice; however, it has rarely been adopted in international literature.

CT scan images resembling the four Hughes stages. Another German classification published in by Siewert et al. Diverticulosis the presence of bowel diverticula is an essentially ubiquitous phenomenon. In the case of a purulent peritonitis, either laparoscopic sigmoid resection with primary anastomosis with or without defunctioning stoma or even laparoscopic lavage may be considered in selected cases.

Since the mids, laparoscopic sigmoid resections for diverticular disease have gained popularity. In the near future, the prescription of Mesalazine might be added to this preventive strategy. 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 is pathognomic for a colovesical fistula, usually a CT scan will reveal its pathway.

Epidemiology of perforated colonic diverticular disease.

Hinchey Classification for Acute Diverticulitis

I Pericolic phlegmon with small associated abscess. Initial prescriptions are often antibiotics and an easily digestible diet, although no clear evidence exists for both their beneficial actions. Given a useful classification system ought to guide clinical decision making and management, this review serves to combine the available classifications with current knowledge of practice into a more useful practice parameter for treating diverticular disease.


Table 1 Hinchey classification and modified Hinchey classification by Sher et al. Furthermore, limitations of the clinical diagnosis of diverticulitis have to be regarded [ 10 ].

Elective surgery after acute diverticulitis. Collins D, Winter DC. The surgical management of acute diverticulitis.

Long-term outcome of mesocolic and pelvic diverticular abscesses of the left colon: This most widely used classification hincheey actually based on an earlier clinical division of acute diverticulitis published by Hughes et al. Small amounts of mucus or blood loss are generic signs of inflammation, whereby colonoscopy has to rule out other inflammatory bowel diseases hibchey colon cancer.

Yet, new insights in the natural history of the disease, the emergence of the computed tomography scan, and new treatment modalities plead for evolving classifications.

Abstract Introduction Diverticular disease of the sigmoid colon prevails in Western society. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.