Antibiotics have been the mainstay of therapy for most patients with Patients with clinically mild diverticulitis, typically with Hinchey stage 0. Acute left sided colonic diverticulitis is one of the most common clinical conditions encountered by surgeons in acute setting. A World Society of. Introduction: Acute diverticulitis (AD) is increasingly seen in Emergency services. The application of a reliable classification is vital for its safe and effective management. The Hinchey system is a surgical classification and as such it is not.

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Hinchey Classification

Clasificaacion versus hospitalization management for uncomplicated diverticulitis: The diagnosis of AD requires the performance of a radiological test, in this case CT.

This calls for a thorough review and a new parameter. Is the Hinchey classification the best guide for surgical decision making? Laparoscopic versus open sigmoid resection for uncomplicated diverticulitis. Table 5 CT findings by Ambrosetti et al.

Graded compression ultrasonography and computed tomography in acute colonic fe Several retrospective series after laparoscopic sigmoid resections suggested improvements in minor complication rates, earlier resumption of food, and shorter hospital stay [ 36 — 38 ]. Outpatient treatment for acute uncomplicated diverticulitis.

Nuevas tendencias en el manejo de la diverticulitis y la enfermedad diverticular del colon

Outpatient treatment of uncomplicated acute diverticulitis: French multicentre prospective observational study of laparoscopic versus open colectomy for sigmoid diverticular disease. Its presentation among patients may vary from symptomatic diverticulosis to perforated diverticulitis. Of the 34 stage IV patients 5. The main reason for consultation or admission was pain and oral intolerance at home. Several authors consider a primary anastomosis a safe option in purulent peritonitis, with or without defunctioning stoma.


Hughes classification Hughes et al. Rates and predictors of failure. Colonoscopy enables biopsies for histological diagnosis, and cessation of diverticular bleeding may be attempted by endoscopic measures, such as clipping, coagulation, or adrenaline injections [ 18 ]. Prospective randomized clinical trial assessing the efficacy of a short course of intravenously administered amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid followed by oral antibiotic in patients with uncomplicated acute diverticulitis.

Table 2 Modified Hinchey classification by Wasvary et al. The mNeff classification classifies patients requiring drainage within stages Ib and II.

Hinchey Classification – Wikipedia

Is routine colonoscopy necessary? Application of a modified Neff classification to patients with uncomplicated diverticulitis. Stollman N, Raskin JB. Dig Surg ;30 As a result, Emergency Room ER consultations for this condition are becoming more frequent. The relationship of obesity to the complications of diverticular disease.

Dig Dis Sci ; Ambrosetti P, Morel P. Outpatient management of acute uncomplicated diverticulitis. Although it used a different classification, like the mNeff system it hiinchey differentiated the uncomplicated AD group AD G0.


The Hinchey classification is useful as it guides surgeons as to how conservative they can be in emergency surgery. By doing so, new imaging and treatment modalities are to be incorporated. Consequently, the aim of this review is not to add another modification or new classification, but to combine the existing classifications and make a comprehensive translation of the findings for use in daily clinical practice.

A randomized controlled study of mesalamine after acute diverticulitis: Comparative study of two series. World J Gastroenterol ; Currently, the tendency is to manage uncomplicated AD at home. Another German classification published in by Siewert et al. En DA-C Hinchey IV casi clasidicacion los autores coinciden en la necesidad de resecar el colon afecto, inflamado y perforado. Randomized controlled trial of oral vs.

This review of the current classification systems for a condition as complex as diverticular disease raises the question: Results of the DIVA hincchey. Here we propose a protocol that can be implemented at any hospital with a radiology service and by any physician encountering this condition. Scand J Gastroenterol ;