CHILAIDITI SYNDROME PDF

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Features that suggest a Chilaiditi syndrome i. CT can clearly demonstrate the presence of interposed colonic loops between the right hemidiaphragm and liver with no free intraperitoneal air.

Treatment and prognosis Asymptomatic patients with Chilaiditi syndrome do not require specific treatment. Those with abdominal pain or distension are usually treated conservatively with analgesia and fluid resuscitation.

Patients with recurrent presentations or evidence of bowel ischemia may be offered surgical treatment. Gangrenous or ischemic bowel segments may have to be removed if there is associated colonic volvulus.

Otherwise, colopexy may be sufficient to prevent future recurrence of symptoms. Although the first description of the interposition of colon between the liver and the right hemidiaphragm was published by Cantini in 4.

References 1. Clin Nucl Med. Chilaiditi D. Zur Frage der Hepatoptose und Ptose im allgemeinen im Anschluss an drei Falle von temporarer, partieller Leberverlagerung. Fortschr Geb Rontgenstr Nuklearmed Erganzungsband; 4. Wonders of Radiology.

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Chilaiditi syndrome

Features that suggest a Chilaiditi syndrome i. CT can clearly demonstrate the presence of interposed colonic loops between the right hemidiaphragm and liver with no free intraperitoneal air. Treatment and prognosis Asymptomatic patients with Chilaiditi syndrome do not require specific treatment. Those with abdominal pain or distension are usually treated conservatively with analgesia and fluid resuscitation. Patients with recurrent presentations or evidence of bowel ischemia may be offered surgical treatment. Gangrenous or ischemic bowel segments may have to be removed if there is associated colonic volvulus. Otherwise, colopexy may be sufficient to prevent future recurrence of symptoms.

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Chilaiditi Syndrome

However, in the event that symptoms are absent, other diagnostic tests are found to be really useful in the diagnosis. Imaging studies play a crucial role so as Chilaiditi syndrome can be diagnosed and these normally include x-rays and CT scan. Cases of Chilaiditi syndrome are usually detected in 0. Causes Until this very moment the exact cause of Chilaiditi syndrome still remains unknown. However, health care specialists have found probable causes of this condition and these include the absence or weakness of the ligaments that suspend the transverse colon. This can also be due to the absence of the falciform ligament. This is referred to as dolichocolon.

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