Chilaiditi syndrome is a rare condition when pain occurs due to transposition of a loop of large intestine (usually transverse colon) in between the diaphragm. Chilaiditi syndrome is the anterior interposition of the colon to the liver reaching the under-surface of the right hemidiaphragm with associated upper abdominal. Chilaiditi syndrome is a rare condition occurring in % to % of the population. In these patients, the colon is displaced and caught.

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On physical examination, his abdomen exhibited tenderness to palpation in the epigastrum and right upper quadrant. Features that suggest a Chilaiditi syndrome i.

Men are four times more likely than women to develop Chilaiditi syndrome [ 3 ].

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Colonic interposition is usually an asymptomatic radiologic sign. Melester T, Burt ME. The content of the website and databases of the National Organization for Rare Chialiditi NORD is copyrighted and may not be reproduced, copied, downloaded or disseminated, in any way, for any commercial or public purpose, without prior written authorization and approval from NORD.

Peritoneum Blumberg chilaiiditi Rigler’s sign Cupola sign. Colonic gas in this position may be misinterpreted as true pneumoperitoneum resulting in further imaging, investigation and treatment that is not required.

Years Published Cullen’s sign Grey Turner’s sign. One published report estimated the incidence at. To receive news and publication updates for Case Reports in Surgery, enter your email address in the box below. Chilaiditi’s syndrome Colonic interposition. The patient underwent exploratory video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery where it was discovered there had been no injury to the diaphragm or any other organs despite the strong clinical suspicion.


A patient is predisposed to Chilaiditi syndrome when there is deviation of the structures surrounding the liver. The best imaging modality for visualization is CT scan which carries an added benefit of ruling out the possibility of diaphragmatic rupture.

Predisposing congenital abnormalities include absent suspensory or falciform ligaments, redundant colon, malpositions, dolichocolons, and paralysis of the right diaphragm [ 14 ]. Subscribe to Table of Contents Alerts. His family history was significant for hypertension. Email alerts New issue alert.

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Chilaiditi syndrome can be a self-resolving or a chronic condition [ 4 ]. She did not recall having a similar experience before.

A radiologic finding of hemidiaphragmatic interposition of the colon is referred to as Chilaiditi sign, while a symptomatic case is known as Chilaiditi syndrome. Diagnosis of Chilaiditi syndrome is chillaiditi important because this rare syndrome can lead to not only unnecessary but also hazardous surgery if not diagnosed. Normally this causes no symptoms, and this is called Chilaiditi’s sign.

A repeat radiograph following bowel decompression may show disappearance of the air below the diaphragm. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licensewhich permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Ligaments are tough, fibrous bands of tissue chulaiditi primarily serve to connect or support structures within the body.

Chilaiditi syndrome

Although the first description of interposition of colon between the liver and the right hemidiaphragm was published by Cantini in 4. Abstract Chilaiditi syndrome is a rare condition occurring in 0.

We hereby present a rare case of a year-old Omani male patient who was referred to us while admitted in Coronary Care Unit as a case of myocardial Infarction. In recent years, surgical intervention has been increasingly used in order to manage symptoms of chronic, intermittent abdominal pain.


Figure 1a and 1b: Chilaiditi’s syndrome can cause a variety of symptoms including abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and small bowel obstruction. He was found to cgilaiditi Chilaiditi syndrome diagnosed by plain x-ray chest and abdomen and was confirmed with CT scan.

In patients presenting with Chilaiditi syndrome, the most common symptoms are gastrointestinal eg, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and constipationfollowed by respiratory distress and, less frequently, anginalike chest pain. A CT scan was showed what was believed to be a section of colon that had herniated through the diaphragm. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Comparisons may be useful for a differential diagnosis. Case Reports in Surgery. The sex ratio is 4: Chiladiti syndrome is a rare condition when pain occurs due to transposition of a loop of large intestine usually transverse colon in between the diaphragm and the liver, visible on plain abdominal X-ray or chest X-ray. Tus, bowel decompression documented by a follow-up radiograph can confirm both the diagnosis of the condition and the success of the therapy, by showing the disappearance of subdiaphragmatic air and repositioning of distended intestine back to the normal position beneath the liver.

Acquired risk factors include chronic constipation, cirrhosis leading to liver atrophy, obesity, multiple pregnancies, ascites, and paralysis of the right diaphragm [ 4 ]. Further imaging by CT scan of the thorax, abdomen, and pelvis showed a loop of colon interpositioned between the liver and right hemidiaphragm, mimicking free air Figure 1.