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Does CT Imaging Change the Clinical Management in Patients with Suspected Acute Colonic Diverticulitis?

Ahmed Mohammed Ali Hussein Alhurry 1 , * and Masoomeh Rahimi 2
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1 Department of General Surgery, Al Hussein Teaching Hospital, Kerbala, Iraq
2 Colorectal Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Article information
  • Annals of Colorectal Research: March 2017, 5 (1-2); e46002
  • Published Online: February 7, 2017
  • Article Type: Letter
  • Received: January 25, 2017
  • Accepted: January 29, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/acr.46002

To Cite: Hussein Alhurry A M A, Rahimi M. Does CT Imaging Change the Clinical Management in Patients with Suspected Acute Colonic Diverticulitis?, Ann Colorectal Res. 2017 ; 5(1-2):e46002. doi: 10.5812/acr.46002.

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