Chilaiditi syndrome: sonographic findings

  title={Chilaiditi syndrome: sonographic findings},
  author={M. Sato and H. Ishida and K. Konno and Y. Hamashima and H. Naganuma and T. Komatsuda and J. Ishida and S. Watanabe},
  journal={Abdominal Imaging},
  • M. Sato, H. Ishida, +5 authors S. Watanabe
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • Abdominal Imaging
  • AbstractBackground and methods: Sonographic (US) findings of Chilaiditi syndrome have been rarely reported in the literature. We reviewed 18 cases of Chilaiditi syndrome to pinpoint its US pattern. Results: (1) US showed gas echoes of different sizes superimposed over the entire liver in two cases and over the right hepatic lobe in six cases, leading to a high suspicion of Chilaiditi syndrome. (2) US showed a small gas echo in the hepatodiaphragmatic space, mimicking pneumoperitoneum in eight… CONTINUE READING
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