Chilaiditi sign

Case contributed by Dr Naeem Jagirdar

Presentation

Cough and fever.

Patient Data

Age: 85 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

There is interposition of a loop of large intestine (usually transverse colon) in between the diaphragm and the liver. This is known as Chilaiditi sign.

Case Discussion

Chilaiditi sign is quite frequently visible on plain abdominal x-rays or chest x-ray as an incidental finding in asymptomatic people. If the patient is reporting pain, then it is termed Chilaiditi syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 12903
Published: 31st Jan 2011
Last edited: 23rd Nov 2019
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