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Table 2 Hinchey classification and modified Hinchey classification by Sher et al.

From: Sigmoid diverticulitis: US findings

Hinchey classification Modified Hinchey classification by Sher et al
I pericolic abscess or phlegmon I pericolic abscess
II pelvic, intrabdominal or retroperitoneal abscess IIa distant abscess amendable to percutaneous drainage
  IIb Complex absess associated with fistula
III Generalized purulent peritonitis III Generalized purulent peritonitis
IV Generalized fecal peritonitis IV Fecal peritonitis