Chilaiditi sign

Case contributed by Mohammad walid Ahmad Amin

Presentation

Road traffic accident, asymptomatic.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

There is the interposition of the colon between the inferior surface of the right hemidiaphragm and the superior surface of the liver.

Case Discussion

Chilaiditi sign can lead to a false-positive diagnosis of diaphragmatic injury. When associated with abdominal pain, this entity is known as Chilaiditi syndrome.

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