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Chilaiditi’s sign: hepatodiapragmatic interposition of the small intestine

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Y. Mathangasinghe ,

University of Colombo, LK
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Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine
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U. M. J. E. Samaranayake

University of Colombo, LK
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Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine
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Abstract

Chilaiditi’s sign or hepatodiaphragmatic interposition of bowel seen on an erect chest radiograph can mimic pneumoperitoneum. The presence of plicae circulare or haustrations is necessary to differentiate this condition from pneumoperitoneum. When this radiological sign is accompanied by a broad range of gastrointestinal symptoms, the condition is known as Chilaiditi’s syndrome. In a majority of the cases, Chilaiditi’s syndrome is managed symptomatically. We present a case of incidentally detected Chilaiditi’s sign in a 73-year-old asymptomatic male.
How to Cite: Mathangasinghe, Y. & Samaranayake, U.M.J.E., (2018). Chilaiditi’s sign: hepatodiapragmatic interposition of the small intestine. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine. 27(1), pp.69–70. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljm.v27i1.81
Published on 30 Jun 2018.
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