Chilaiditi syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Abdallah Khateeb


Pre-operative planning chest X-ray.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male


Gas-filled colonic loops are interpositioned in between the diaphragm and the liver.

Case Discussion

It is important to be able to identify Chilaiditi syndrome as it could be mistaken for pneumoperitoneum.

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Case information

rID: 43452
Case created: 10th Mar 2016
Last edited: 26th Sep 2016
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