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Introduction • Current guidelines, including the American Gastroenterological Association, have recommended outpatient treatment of uncomplicated diverticulitis. • CT scan for uncomplicated diverticulitis may demonstrate bowel wall thickening (70%), pericolic fat stranding (98%) without evidence of abscess, perforation, or fistula formation • Treating uncomplicated diverticulitis with outpatient oral antibiotics needs to be weighed with the patient's comorbidities, the likelihood of follow-up and signs of sepsis
Johns P, McDowell E. The dark side of diverticulitis. Presented at Beaumont Hospital Farmington Hills 2022 Alvin Yarrows Research Day; 2022 May; Farmington Hills, MI.