Chilaiditi sign

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

Presentation

Cough and fever

Patient Data

Age: 2 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Loops of gas-filled bowel underneath the right hemidiaphragm (Chilaiditi sign).

Case Discussion

Chilaiditi's sign is the asymptomatic interposition of colon between the liver and the diaphragm. When accompanied by pain this is termed Chilaiditi syndrome, which is a common cause of pseudopneumoperitoneum and . 

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Case information

rID: 12547
Case created: 14th Dec 2010
Last edited: 10th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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