Diverticular disease – A pictorial review

Authors A.N. Chalazonitis1, N. Ptohis2, J. Tzovara3, P. Porfyridis3, V. Nikolaou4, A. Ghiatas3.


Diverticular disease is a very common situation, especially
among elderly people. Usually patients are asymptomatic
but sometimes they present with symptoms ranging from
minor complaints to life-threatening peritonitis. The clinical
picture may resemble other pathology and further imaging
and laboratory investigation is usually requested. In
this review, we describe the imaging findings of diverticular
Key words: diverticular disease, imaging findings.