Case 5: Diagnostic Testing

Here are the initial lab results:

You decide to get a CT Abdomen and Pelvis with oral and intravenous contrast in the emergency room. Here’s what it shows:

The final report said: Findings suggestive of acute sigmoid diverticulitis include the presence of localized bowel wall thickening (>4 mm), an increase in soft tissue density within the pericoloIonic fat secondary to inflammation or fat stranding, and the presence of diverticula in the sigmoid colon.

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