Letter to the Editor

Chilaiditi syndrome—a clinical conundrum!

DOI: 10.1080/22201181.2018.1523978
Author(s): Supriya DsouzaDepartment of Critical Care, India, Yuvraj MhaskeDepartment of Critical Care, India, Adarsh KulkarniDepartment of Anaesthesiology, India, Ajit BaviskarDepartment of Critical Care, India


Over a century ago, radiologist Demetrius Chilaiditi reported a case series of three patients with the incidental radiological finding of colonic interposition between the liver and diaphragm. Thereafter called the Chilaiditi sign, this finding is a rare anomaly incidentally seen on chest or abdominal radiographs. Chilaiditi syndrome refers to the medical condition in which a Chilaiditi sign is accompanied by clinical symptoms. We report a case of Chilaiditi syndrome that was successfully diagnosed and managed.

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