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Revista científica ciencias de la salud

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ARRUA-TORRES, Ángel Alberto; BENITEZ, Nilda Noemí  and  ACHINELLI-BAEZ, Marcela. Frequency of diagnosed diverticulosis byenema colon in adult patients. Rev. cient. cienc. salud [online]. 2019, vol.1, n.2, pp.27-32. ISSN 2664-2891.

Introduction. The diverticula of the colon are hernias of the mucosa that project through openings created by the straight vessels when penetrating in the wall. Colonic diverticulosis is a common condition in Western countries, compromising between 5-10% of the population over 45 years and approximately 80% of those over 85 years. Objective. to identify the frequency of diverticula diagnosed by colon by enema in adult patients who attended the Radiology Service of the Central Hospital of the IPS from July to December 2014. Methodology. An observational, retrospective, descriptive study was carried out, that included 105 patients between 20 and 88 years old, 82.86% was female. Results.Diverticulosis was observed in 22.86%, female was 83.33%, the most affected age group was 64 to 80 years. The most frequent locations were the sigmoid and descending colon with 58.33% and the commitment of the entire colonic frame was the lowest percentage with 8.33%.Conclusions. It is possible to reaffirm that the colon by barium enema is the ideal method for the demonstration of diverticulosis and the extension of the compromise in the colonic framework despite the advent of new techniques.

Keywords : barium enema; diverticular diseases; diverticulum.

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