[Quantified semiology of acute sigmoid diverticulitis. Associations de Recherche en Chirurgie].Rev Prat. 1995 Apr 15; 45(8):959-62.RP
Using a data base of 7,000 acute abdominal pains, we have described the assessed clinical features of acute diverticulitis of the sigmoid colon. Percentages of sensitivities have been replaced by adverbs or adjectives, applying a scale of equivalence. The modifications of the positive predictive values have been also replaced by verbs or typical expressions. In this article, abscesses, fistulas, generalized peritonitis and hemorrhage arising from an acute diverticulitis of the sigmoid colon were not studied.