Pseudopneumoperitoneum: Chilaiditi syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

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Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Male

Lungs are clear. 

Colon is transpositioned between the liver and the diaphragm, mimicking pneumoperitoneum. 

Case Discussion

Chilaiditi syndrome is the asymptomatic transposition of colon between the liver and the diaphragm. It is a cause of pseudopneumoperitoneum

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Case information

rID: 30773
Case created: 3rd Sep 2014
Last edited: 24th Jun 2017
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