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 for Acute Diverticulitis – Doctor Guidelines

Since the introduction of the computed tomography CT scan in the s, this imaging modality has established itself as hincheh primary diagnostic tool in the assessment of diverticular disease see Fig.

An extensive literature analysis was performed using the PubMed database. To current date, the availability of the MRI and experienced radiologists are often limited and therefore not suitable for routine use. The Standards Task Force.

Hinchey Classification for Acute Diverticulitis

Views Read Edit View history. Although diverticular disease is more common among elderly patients, a dramatic rise of its incidence is seen in the younger age groups [ 2 ]. Hughes classification Hughes et al. Diverticular disease of the sigmoid diverticulits prevails in Western society.

Laparoscopic versus open sigmoid resection for diverticular disease: National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Elective resection for diverticular disease: Since then, several series have been published, but evidence from a randomized controlled diverticulitiz is still to be awaited [ 30 ]. Subcategories could be defined by taking the radiological findings into account. Laparoscopic peritoneal lavage for generalized peritonitis due to perforated diverticulitis.

Treatment The wide spectrum of diverticular disease warrants a differentiated approach to the different manifestations. This modification broadened the original Hinchey classification by not only addressing perforated disease, but also including mild clinical disease stage 0. Yet, this does not discount the initial subjective complaints. The clinical applicability of this three-stage model has yet to be addressed by means of prospective data and expert panel validation.


Treatment of perforated diverticular disease of the colon. The wide use of CT scans initiated modifications to the Hinchey classification, but also several new radiological classifications for diverticular disease were developed. Generalized fecal peritonitis — Risk of death: Diverticular disease of the sigmoid colon is a common condition in Western society.

Hinchey Classification

Diagnosis and treatment of diverticular disease: 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. The combination of the following symptoms should be suspected: Acute episodes of stage A diverticulitis can mostly be resolved with antibiotics and a low residue diet.

CT scan is hnichey superior diagnostic value in hindhey of stenosis or fistula. In Januarythese beneficial effects were confirmed by a randomized controlled trial; the short-term results showed that a laparoscopic approach delivered a significant Recent studies have shown with anything up to a Hinchey III, a laparoscopic wash-out is a safe procedure, [3] avoiding the need for a laparotomy and stoma formation.

There are several complications that can arise from diverticulitis, and one of the more serious complications of this is perforation of the bowel.

Treatment of perforated diverticular disease of the colon. A colonoscopy is indicated when there is doubt about cancer, persisting or recurrent complaints in the left lower quadrant, and suspicion of a stenosis or recurrent blood loss.

The surgical management of acute diverticulitis. In one modification, the Stage I has been divided into Ia — Phlegmon and Ib — Confined to pericolic or mesenteric abscess. Classifications A proper classification system can improve mutual communication between doctors of different specialties and support clinical idverticulitis making. We propose three stages of differentiating diverticular disease: Moderate cases of diverticular disease, such as phlegmon or small abscesses, can be treated conservatively.


Result A three-stage model is advanced for a renewed and comprehensive classification system for diverticular disease, incorporating up-to-date imaging and treatment modalities. Laparoscopic surgery for diverticulitis. Can superselective embolization be definitive for colonic diverticular hemorrhage? Additional advantages of MRI over CT scan are its better visualization of fistulae and the possibility of virtual colonoscopy, thereby making invasive colonoscopy unnecessary.

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Phlegmon or localized abscess pericolic hnchey mesenteric — Risk of death: Clinical episodes are characterized by focus on more objective signs, like raised infectious parameters in laboratory tests and typical findings on CT scan or colonoscopy [ 1 ].

Furthermore, limitations of the clinical diagnosis of diverticulitis have to be regarded diverticuliitis 10 ]. New physiopathological and therapeutic approaches to diverticular disease of the colon. Patients may have serious complaints, but interventions can usually be postponed to an elective setting. Although the majority of diverticula are asymptomatic, the most commonly noticed symptom of diverticula is bloody stool. The planning of an elective operation makes it possible to do a proper preoperative work-up to prevent unwelcome surprises during surgery.

The management of diverticular disease in young patients remains controversial.