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Copyright ©2009 The WJG Press and Baishideng.
World J Gastroenterol. Dec 14, 2009; 15(46): 5838-5842
Published online Dec 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5838
Table 1 Presentation of patients by a modified Hinchey classification[15]
Modified Hinchey classificationTotal (n = 189)
0Direct visualization of the diverticulum with Sx or Sign126
IaConfined pericolic inflammation (phlegmon)139
IbConfined pericolic abscess23
IIDistant intraabdominal or retroperitoneal abscess0
IIIGeneralized purulent peritonitis1
IVFecal peritonitis0