Gut | 2019
IDDF2019-ABS-0021 Diagnostic colonoscopy for diverticular disease in ub songdo hospital
Background Colonic diverticulum rises on blood vessel penetration site of colonic smooth muscle through the herniation process. Commonly asymptomatic and found incidentally during colonoscopy. But it could turn in to life-threatening disease once bleeding, inflammation or perforation occurs. The aims of this study were to detect the incidence of complicated diverticular disease and diagnostic accuracy of colonoscopy in diverticular disease compared with abdominal contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT). Methods This retrospective study included a total of 321 patients with colonic diverticulum diagnosed by lower gastrointestinal endoscopy within the past 8 years in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy department of Ulaanbaatar Songdo Hospital, Ulaanbaatar city, Mongolia. The borderline between the proximal and distal colon was splenic flexure. Chi-square and student t-test were used to differentiate the two groups. P>0.05 was statistically significant. Results The mean age of patients with colonic diverticulosis 58.67±14.45 and incident of diverticulosis increased in elderly patients ( t=-4.439; P Conclusions The incidence of complicated diverticular disease around 6.5% in patients with colonic diverticulosis. The diverticulitis occurs more frequently than diverticular associated bleeding. The colonoscopy has higher diagnostic accuracy for colonic diverticulosis and complicated diverticular disease compared with abdominal contrast-enhanced computed tomography.