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TEACHING IMAGES
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 310-311

Is it a diaphragmatic hernia?


Department of Radiology, Mohammed V Military Instruction Hospital, Rabat, MA, Morocco

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Amine Naggar
Department of Radiology, Mohammed V Military Instruction Hospital, Hay Ryad, Rabat, MA 10100
Morocco
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/amhs.amhs_245_22

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Chilaiditi's syndrome is a symptomatic hepato-diaphragmatic interposition of a colon and/or small intestine. When it is asymptomatic, it is called Chilaiditi's sign. It is a benign condition that may mimic other concerning diagnoses on radiography, such as diaphragmatic hernia or pneumoperitoneum. Computed tomography (CT) is the best imaging tool to assess the diagnosis. We report a rare case of Chilaiditi's syndrome with intermittent dyspnea, suspected on radiography and diagnosed on CT. Nasogastric decompression relieved the patient's symptoms.


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