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Chilaiditi syndrome


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Overview

Chilaiditi syndrome is a medical condition in which a portion of the colon is abnormally positioned between the liver and the diaphragm. Symptoms vary, but may include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and small bowel obstruction. In many cases, there are no symptoms and the interposition is an incidental finding. When no symptoms are present, the clinical finding is called Chilaiditi's sign.[1][2]. The underlying cause of Chilaiditi syndrome is unknown. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive.[1] 
Last updated: 2/1/2016

References

  1. Boros MJ. Chilaiditi’s Syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2013; http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/chilaiditis-syndrome/.
  2. Jangouk P, Zaidi F, Hashash JG. Chilaiditi's Sign: A Rare Cause of Abdominal Pain. ACG Case Rep J. 2014; 1(2):70-71. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4435277/.
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