Correlation between Complicated Diverticulitis and Visceral Fat

Title
Correlation between Complicated Diverticulitis and Visceral Fat
Author
최호순
Keywords
Diverticulitis; Complications; Obesity; Visceral Obesity
Issue Date
2011-12
Publisher
KOREAN ACADEMY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE
Citation
JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE, 2011, 26(10), P.1339-1343
Abstract
The aim of this study was to examine the relationship of complications related to diverticulitis and visceral obesity. The study was based on a retrospective case note review conducted at the Hanyang University Hospital. Patients were diagnosed with diverticulitis based on clinical symptoms and abdominal computed tomography (CT) findings and divided into two groups: those admitted with complicated diverticulitis and those with a simple diverticulitis episode. We compared the body mass index (BMI) and degree of visceral obesity, measured by abdominal CT. The study included 140 patients, 87 (62.1%)were simple diverticulitis and 53 (37.9%) were complicated diverticulitis. In the complicated diverticulitis group, 9 (6.4%) cases were recurrent, 29 (20.7%) were perforation or abscess patients, and 28 (20%) were patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). Of the SIRS patients, 13 were involved in other complication groups. When comparing in the two groups, the complicated diverticulitis group had a significantly higher visceral fat area (128.57 cm^2 vs 102.80 cm^2, P = 0.032) and a higher ratio of visceral fat area/subcutaneous fat area (0.997 vs 0.799, P = 0.014). Visceral obesity is significantly associated with complications of diverticulitis.
URI
https://synapse.koreamed.org/DOIx.php?id=10.3346/jkms.2011.26.10.1339
ISSN
1011-8934
DOI
10.3346/jkms.2011.26.10.1339
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