J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2021 Apr 8. Epub 2021 Apr 8.
Robotic & Emergency Surgery Department, General and Emergency Surgery Division, A. Manzoni Hospital, ASST Lecco, Lecco, Italy Department of General Surgery, Cattinara University Hospital, Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Giuliano Isontina, Trieste, Italy Department of General Surgery, Legnano Hospital, ASST Legnano, Legnano (MI), Italy Department of Radiology, Humanitas Research Hospital, Rozzano (MI), Italy Department of Radiology, Cattinara University Hospital, Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Giuliano Isontina, Trieste, Italy.
Introduction: Although contrast-enhanced abdominal computed tomography (CEACT) is still considered the gold standard for the assessment of suspected acute diverticulitis, in recent years the use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has been spreading more and more in this setting. The aim of this study is to compare CEACT to POCUS for the diagnosis and staging of suspected acute diverticulitis.
Methods: This is a prospective study conducted on 55 patients admitted to the Emergency Department of two Italian Hospitals with a clinical suspicion of acute diverticulitis between January 2014 and December 2017. Read More