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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In most classifications, post-inflammatory changes like stenosis or fistulas are not included.

IV Massive pneumoperitoneum and free fluid. After a first attack, preventive measures have to be taken into account, such as high-fiber diet, weight loss, and treatment of comorbid conditions. Acute episodes of stage A diverticulitis can mostly be resolved diverticluitis antibiotics and a low residue diet.

Hinchey Classification for Acute Diverticulitis

Given a useful classification system ought to guide clinical decision making and management, this review serves to combine the available diverticulitsi with current knowledge of practice into a more useful practice parameter for treating diverticular disease. This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Additionally, a difference was made between confined pericolic inflammation or phlegmon stage Ia and a confined pericolic abscess stage Ib.

Colorectal Disease 12 9: Prognostic factors in perforating diverticulitis of the large intestine. It is now thought that after a conservatively treated episode, diverticular disease usually follows a rather benign course and that complications occur mostly at first presentation [ 103233 ].


Stage B includes non-acute complications of diverticular disease, such as symptomatic stenosis, fistulas to hollow organ, recurrent self-limiting diverticular bleeding, hincgey incapacitating complaints. Indications for elective sigmoid resection in diverticular disease.

Each classification accentuates different aspects of diverticular disease, creating its own strength and limitation.

InHinchey et al. Hughes classification Hughes et al. Laparoscopic peritoneal lavage for generalized peritonitis due to perforated diverticulitis.

Several authors divertjculitis a primary anastomosis a safe option in purulent peritonitis, with or without defunctioning stoma. Recently, these recommendations have been challenged because new data on the natural history of diverticulitis has shown that most perforations do not occur after recurrences, but at the first attack of acute diverticulitis [ 11 ].

Practice parameters for the treatment of sigmoid diverticulitis—supporting documentation. Discussion and a proposal of a new classification This review of the current classification systems for a condition as complex as diverticular disease raises the question: The original Hinchey classification for perforated diverticulitis and its modifications are mainly represented in stage C. Role of endoscopy in the management of acute diverticular bleeding.

Massive diverticular bleeding might be approached endoscopically clipping, coagulation, or adrenaline injections or even endovascular coilingbut in most centers, a laparoscopic sigmoid resection is probably the final resolution. Same hospitalization resection for acute diverticulitis.

Review of current classifications for diverticular disease and a translation into clinical practice

International Journal of Colorectal Disease. An individual approach, weighing symptoms and peri-operative risks on a case by case basis, seems the most appropriate policy [ 3435 ].


The management of complicated diverticulitis and the role of computed tomography. Only a few classifications for diverticuljtis disease were revealed.

Hinchey classification for diverticulitis – WikEM

This most widely used classification was actually based on an earlier clinical division of acute diverticulitis published by Hughes et al. With the clinical history, physical examination and a CT scan of the abdomen the situation of the patient can be assessed and the surgeon is able to choose the best course of treatment.

These new insights resulted in a more individualized and conservative approach to mild diverticular disease, making the extent of divertifulitis complaints even more important [ 212 ].

This procedure may relieve symptoms or function as a bridge to elective surgery. 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 ]. Mortality after acute surgery for complications of diverticular disease of the sigmoid colon is almost exclusively due to patient related factors.