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Differentiating Chilaiditi signs from Chilaiditi syndrome

Ankit Shukla, Ramesh Bharti, Amar Verma, Rajesh Chaudhary.


Chilaiditi is an extremely rare anatomical condition, which may present asymptomatically or symptomatically with or without complications. Differentiation between chilaiditi signs and chilaiditi syndrome and having knowledge of the possible complications is important so as to decide when to operate and when not to. Here, we present a rare case of a 66-year-old gentleman with chilaiditi syndrome causing complete obstruction of a small bowel loop.

Key words: Chilaiditi, pneumoperitoneum, Chilaiditi sign, Chilaiditi syndrome

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