Chilaiditi syndrome complicated by cecal perforation

South Med J. 2009 Aug;102(8):841-3. doi: 10.1097/SMJ.0b013e3181ad5d62.


Chilaiditi sign is a radiological finding which describes the interposition of a part of the bowel between the diaphragm and the liver, a finding that can be misinterpreted as pneumoperitonium. Chilaiditi syndrome refers to a clinically symptomatic patient in the presence of the classical radiographic findings. It is a very rare syndrome which usually follows a benign course. Here we report the first documented case of Chiliaditi syndrome complicated by cecal perforation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cecal Diseases / complications
  • Cecal Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cecal Diseases / surgery
  • Colectomy
  • Colon / diagnostic imaging*
  • Colon / surgery
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Perforation / complications
  • Intestinal Perforation / diagnostic imaging*
  • Intestinal Perforation / surgery
  • Intestinal Volvulus / complications
  • Intestinal Volvulus / diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Pneumoperitoneum / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pneumoperitoneum / etiology
  • Syndrome
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed