Chilaiditi syndrome - pseudopneumoperitoneum

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Incidental finding.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male

There is gas between liver and diaphragm; folds outlining the gas suggest that it is within the bowel and not free.

Case Discussion

The findings are consistent with Chilaiditi sign where a part of the colon is abnormally positioned between the liver and the diaphragm. 
Chilaiditi sign is important because it can simulate pneumoperitoneum, also called pseudopneumoperitoneum .

A case of Prof. Saeed Rad, Tabriz, Iran.

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Case information

rID: 21197
Published: 8th Jan 2013
Last edited: 13th Sep 2020
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