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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However, variations in normal anatomy can lead to the pathologic interposition of the colon. She denied emesis, dysphagia, early satiety, fever, chills, night sweats, melena, hematochezia, or any changes in her bowel habits.

Chilaiditi syndrome

In most cases, interposition of a portion of colon between the liver and diaphragm does not cause symptoms asymptomatic and is often an incidental finding in the elderly. Chilaiditi syndrome is extremely rare.

When no symptoms are present, this clinical chiladiti is referred to as Chilaiditi’s sign. It is important to identify Chilaiditi sign in order to prevent complications from occurring during a percutaneous transhepatic procedure or liver biopsy, particularly in cirrhotic patients, who are predisposed to development of Synsrome sign.

Cecopexy may be adequate to eliminate the possibility of recurrence in an uncomplicated cecal volvulus, unless gangrene or eyndrome necessitates surgical resection. Report of three cases.

Ascites can be associated with a wide chilaiiditi of medical conditions. Chilaiditi sign or syndrome. Citing articles via Web of Science 1. Chilaiditi syndrome refers only to complications in the presence of Chilaiditi’s sign. Indexed in Web of Science.

It is more common in older adults, but can occur at any age and has been reported in children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Case 1 Case 1. Image of the month. In recent years, surgical intervention has been increasingly used in order to manage symptoms of chronic, intermittent abdominal pain. Identification of Chilaiditi syndrome is clinically significant as it can lead to many significant complications such as volvulus, perforation, and bowel obstruction. Chilaidkti syndrome in mentally deficient adults.

For the diagnosis to be made by imaging, the right hemidiaphragm must be displaced superiorly to the liver by the intestines, pseudo-pneumo peritoneum caused by air in the bowels must be seen, and the superior aspect of the liver must be positioned below the level of the left hemidiaphragm. Moreover, changing the position of a patient with Chilaiditi sign will not change the position of the radiolucency, unlike in a patient with free air.

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Symptom-producing interposition of the colon. Basic laboratory studies revealed a mild hyponatremia View at Google Scholar.

Otherwise, colopexy may be sufficient to prevent future recurrence of symptoms. She denied tobacco, alcohol, or illicit drug use. In one case it was complicated by megacol on progressed to heart failure casing death.

Chilaiditi’s Syndrome – NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)

Differentials of Chilaiditi syndrome include bowel obstruction, volvulus, intussusception, ischemic bowel, appendicitis, and diverticulitis [ 4 ].

Chilaiditi syndrome complicated by cecal perforation. View large Download slide. I acknowledge the assistance offered by our hospital Radiologist Dr. The Chilaiditi syndrome and associated volvulus of the transverse colon [in Spanish] Rev Gastroenterol Peru.

Lekkas CN, Lentino W. With regard to treatment of Chilaiditi syndrome, conservative management bed rest, intravenous fluids, nasogastric decompression, enemas, cathartics, high fiber diet, and stool softeners should be attempted first [ 1 ]. Log in Sign up. Chilaiditi syndrome complicated by a closed-loop small bowel obstruction. The diaphragm is the muscle that separates the chest cavity from the abdomen. The cause of Chilaiditi’s syndrome is not fully understood.


No extraluminal syndroje air can be observed. Synonyms or Alternate Spellings: The etiology of Chilaiditi syndrome can be congenital or acquired.

The presentation and specific symptoms that develop can be significantly different. He was then allowed to take regular diet gradually after 6hours, he tolerated oral feeds and was discharged later without any significant symptoms. Close mobile search navigation Synvrome navigation. No signs of rebound tenderness, guarding, or ascites were observed. Viscerohepatodiaphragmatic interposition Chilaiditi’s syndrome in a child.

IInformation on current clinical trials is posted on the Internet at www. Neither free air in the peritoneal cavity nor mechanical obstructive lesion was observed in the images.

This anatomical variant is sometimes mistaken for the more serious condition of having air under the diaphragm pneumoperitoneum which is usually an indication of bowel perforationpossibly leading to surgical interventions.

Laparoscopy was used in management some cases of Chilaiditi syndrome causing small bowel obstruction [ 14 ]. Colonic pseudo-colonic obstruction Ogilvie syndrome in a patient eyndrome Chilaiditi syndrome [in Spanish] Cir Esp.

He then received conservative treatment with fasting, nasogastric tube decompression, and pain control, and the symptoms improved 2 days later. The specific symptoms and presentation of Chilaiditi’s syndrome can vary greatly from one person to another. Abdominal angina Mesenteric ischemia Angiodysplasia Bowel obstruction:

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