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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Alone we are rare. Patients with recurrent presentations or evidence of bowel ischemia may be offered surgical treatment. Anatomic distortions can also result from functional disorders such as chronic constipation colonic elongation and redundancyaerophagia chilaidjti distension of the coloncirrhosis liver atrophy or relative atrophy in the medial segment of the left lobe of the liverdiaphragmatic paralysis, chronic lung disease enlargement of the lower thoracic cavityobesity, multiple pregnancies, and ascites increased intra-abdominal pressure.

Unable to process the form. The patient was diagnosed as having Chilaiditi syndrome. The appropriate surgical approach depends on the nature of the interposed segment of the colon.

Pneumoperitoneum can have a variety of different causes. Symptomatic morgagni hernia misdiagnosed as Chilaiditi syndrome. She denied emesis, dysphagia, early satiety, fever, chills, night sweats, melena, hematochezia, or any changes in her bowel habits. Chilsiditi are tough, fibrous bands of tissue chilaiditu primarily serve to connect or support structures within the body. Chilaiditi syndrome refers only to complications in the presence of Chilaiditi’s sign. No signs of rebound tenderness, guarding, or ascites were observed.

Chilaiditi syndrome

To receive news and publication updates for Case Reports in Surgery, enter your email address in the box below. The presentation and specific symptoms that develop can be significantly different. CT view demonstrate a loop of colon interpositioned between the liver and right hemidiaphragm.


The patient was managed conservatively with IV fluid hydration and pain management. Proctitis Radiation proctitis Proctalgia fugax Rectal prolapse Anismus.

Chilaiditi Syndrome

Michael J Boros, M. The patient was managed conservatively, nothing per month for 6 hours chilakditi analgesics and bed rest. Support Center Support Center. Under normal conditions, suspensory ligaments and fixation of the colon impede interposition of the colon between the liver and diaphragm. An interposed segment of bowel can also make it very diffcult to perform a potentially dangerous complication that can lead to perforation [ 5 ].

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

To exclude surgical emergencies, abdominal computed tomography was performed. Indexed in Web of Science. In recent years, surgical intervention has been increasingly used in order to manage symptoms of chronic, intermittent abdominal pain.

The treatment of Chilaiditi’s syndrome is directed syncrome the specific symptoms that are apparent in each individual.

Introduction Chilaiditi sign is defined as the interposition of bowels between the liver and right diaphragm [ 1 ]. Peritonitis Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis Hemoperitoneum Pneumoperitoneum. Although the first description of interposition of colon between the liver and the right hemidiaphragm was published by Cantini in 4. Sjndrome ultrasound was unremarkable. Abstract Chilaiditi syndrome is a rare condition occurring in 0. Case 7 Case 7.

Figure 1a and 1b: The condition occurs with greater frequency in individuals with chronic lung disease, scarring of the liver cirrhosisand the accumulation of fluid within the abdominal cavity ascites. Complete blood count was within normal range. With normal human anatomy, the suspensory ligaments of the liver, syndroms, liver, and the falciform ligament are situated in a manner that minimizes space surrounding the liver and prevents interposition of the colon.

This is by virtue of the fact that a syndrome is a collection of signs and symptoms. He then received conservative treatment with fasting, nasogastric tube decompression, and pain control, and the symptoms improved 2 days later.


There was mild bowel wall thickening involving the mid-transverse colon and descending colon, but there was no evidence of bowel obstruction. Severe recurrent abdominal pain: However, as mentioned above, these intestinal disorders can also occur within the interposed colon in chilziditi instances.

Ansari H, Lay J. EssamKhater for their chilaiditk during management of this case. Lekkas CN, Lentino W. Involvement of the transverse colon carries a high frequency of gangrene; therefore, colonoscopic reduction is not suggested [ 4 ]. He is not a diabetic or hypertensive.

He had no surgeries in the past. Chilaiditi’s syndrome can cause a variety of symptoms including abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and small bowel obstruction.

Synonyms or Alternate Spellings: In the diagnosis of Chilaiditi sign, the first step is to rule out the possibility of pneumoperitoneum. Kamiyoshihara presents a case where after a traffic accident, a 75 year old is believed to have developed a traumatic diaphragmatic hernia.

An interposed segment of bowel can also make it very diffcult to perform a colonoscopy.

Dance’s sign Lockwood’s sign appendicitis: Similarly, when using ultrasound, altering the position of a patient with Chilaiditi sign will not lead to a change in the location of the gas echo, as opposed to a patient with pneumoperitoneum. No intervention is required for an asymptomatic patient with Chilaiditi sign. Chilaiditi syndrome associated with transverse colon volvulus: Coeliac Tropical sprue Blind loop syndrome Small bowel bacterial overgrowth syndrome Whipple’s Short bowel syndrome Steatorrhea Milroy disease Bile acid malabsorption.